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Three minors raped by family members in Delhi

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New Delhi: Three minor girls have been allegedly raped by their family members, two of them by their fathers, in separate incidents, police said today.

In the first incident, a seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped over a period of time by her father in northwest Delhi’s Bhalswa Dairy area.

The incident came to light yesterday when the girl complained about stomach pain and medical examination revealed that she was subjected to repeated sexual assault, police said.

Later she told narrated her ordeal to her mother, following which she approached the police and the 40-year-old accused was arrested under relevant sections of IPC and POCSO Acts.The girl was later counselled by an NGO in the presence of her mother, police added.

In the second case, a 12-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her father at a hotel in central Delhi’s Paharganj area.

The family had come from Bihar and had rented a hotel room, in which the man allegedly raped his daughter yesterday when his wife was away, police said.

The accused man lured the girl with gifts and promised to buy her things if she agreed to keep mum about the episode.However, the girl narrated her ordeal to her mother when she returned.
The woman approached the police, following which the man was arrested, police said.

In another incident, a 12-year-old girl was allegedly raped over a period of time by her uncle.

The incident came to light on Wednesday when the girl complained about unbearable pain in her lower abdomen.When she was taken to a hospital, it emerged that she was sexually assaulted, police said.

She broke down during counselling and said that she was repeatedly sexually assaulted over the past few months by her uncle.The accused also threatened her of dire consequences if she disclosed things to anyone, police said.

The 26-year-old accused was arrested immediately and booked under relevant sections of IPC and POCSO Acts.

The girl had to undergo a surgery and is being counselled to bring her out of the trauma, they said.The girl was bleeding excessively and it was the hospital authorities who informed the police.

From preliminary investigation, it also appears that the girl’s father allegedly knew about the incident but he hid it incident, police said.

PTI