An eight-year-old girl was allegedly raped and stabbed by her neighbour in Delhi on Tuesday.
The girl, who’s undergoing treatment at All India Institute of Medical Science, is said to be recovering and out of danger.
Delhi Commission for Women’s Chief Swati Maliwal on Wednesday met her parents.
A DCW source said, ” the girl is from Okhla and she was sexually assaulted and stabbed by her 45-year-old neighbour. The girl is out of danger now and will be discharged soon. The DCW chairperson met her parents today and assured them of all help including providing her the required medical treatment.”
Crimes against women have only been on the increase despite the horrific incident of Nirbhaya in 2012. According to the National Crime Records Bureau’s data, 92 women were raped on an average every day in India in 2013 while the national capital with 1,636 cases recorded the highest number of such crimes among all cities last year.
The latest incident of rape against an eight-year-old child will come as a huge embarrassment to Delhi police, which has failed to check the crimes against women in the capital.
Earlier this week, jantakareporter.com reported an incident of a woman getting molested in the heart of Delhi in broad daylight and how police, instead of taking corrective actions against the culprit, had tried their best to harass the victim.