Indian girl, 5, in serious condition after rape

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In this Friday, April 19, 2013 photo, stuffed toys lie in the body of a 5-year-old girl, according to police, being wheeled into a hospital for treatment after she was raped and tortured in New Delhi, India. Officials say the child is in serious condition after being raped and tortured by a man who held her in a locked room in India’s capital for two days. Police say the girl went missing Monday and was found Wednesday by neighbors who heard her crying in a room in the same New Delhi building where she lives with her parents. AP

NEW DELHI — A 5-year-old girl was in serious condition Saturday after being raped and tortured by a man who held her in a locked room in India’s capital for two days, officials said.

The incident — which came four months after the fatal gang rape of a woman on a New Delhi bus caused outrage across India about the treatment of women in the country — sparked protests against the authorities’ handling of the case.

The girl went missing Monday and was found Wednesday by neighbors who heard her crying in a room in the same New Delhi building where she lives with her parents, said Delhi police official Deepak Mishra. The girl was found alone locked in a room and left for dead, he said.

A 24-year-old man who lived in the room where the girl was found was arrested Saturday in Muzaffarpur town in Bihar state, about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) east of New Delhi, Mishra said. The man was flown to New Delhi, where a magistrate ordered that he be held in police custody.

The girl suffered severe internal injuries, as well as cuts and bite marks on her face and torso, said D.K. Sharma, the medical superintendent of the government-run hospital in New Delhi where she was being treated. Sharma described the girl’s condition as “serious” and said doctors were trying to stabilize her condition.

Meanwhile, hundreds of people in New Delhi protested Saturday near the home minister’s residence and outside police headquarters demanding government action against the police for allegedly failing to immediately investigate after the girl was reported missing.

Rights activists and officials said the girl’s parents went to police Monday to report their daughter was missing, but that police refused to register a case. The parents are poor construction workers who had migrated to the city some years ago in search of work.

“The police did nothing. They did not register a complaint, the first step before they can begin investigations,” said Ranjana Kumari, a women’s rights activist and social scientist. “This heinous crime could have been prevented if police had begun investigations promptly.”

Police had no immediate comment on the accusations, but Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said Saturday that an inquiry had been ordered into the handling of the case.

The growing outrage against alleged police high-handedness in India led even the country’s normally reticent leader to react.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called the police behavior “completely unacceptable.” He conveyed to Delhi authorities “the need for the strictest possible action to be taken against the erring officials,” the prime minister’s office said in a statement late Friday.

The fatal beating and gang rape of a young woman aboard a moving New Delhi bus in December sparked outrage and spurred the government to pass tough laws for crimes against women, including the death penalty for repeat offenders or for rape attacks that lead to the victim’s death.

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  • dexter ngayan

    uneducated selfish assh0le

  • $18209031

    Disgusting Hindi sex maniacs. They need to be hanged in public. Women , stay away from traveling into India , or the land of rapists. The reason why there s plenty of gang rapists in India is because its condone culturally and authorities are inept to prosecute. It has been for centuries, folks.
    Having sex with white and fairskinned women for Indian men is like achieving heavenly peace or nirvana (for these maniacs.)The Hindi culture has plenty of cases of rapings, of children, mothers, sisters, aunts, grandmas and now babies . Being sexually groped in public transportations when traveling in any Indian cities is expected. Be at your own risks.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYRtmMxB5yw CrossWinds

    As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be when the Son of Man is revealed……..

    ….Genesis 6:11…….

    The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.

  • dodot24

    If you travel to India 2 things will happen to you. 1. Rape 2. Will kill you so that they will sell your organs.

  • $5699914

    Naglipana ang prostitutes pero hayan, rape pa rin ang nais gawin ng mga demonyo!

  • dennis_genio

    There are some countries who were tagged as harboring “Terrorist”,but this one is different “Terror-rapist capital of the world.”

  • katabay1106

    Mga maniak yang mga bumbay. Ingat kayong mga pinay.

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