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Delhi's Gudiya rape case: Minor victim out of danger, says AIIMS doctor

By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 21, Apr 2013, 12:02 pm IST | UPDATED: 21, Apr 2013, 13:32 pm IST

Delhi's Gudiya rape case: Minor victim out of danger, says AIIMS doctor New Delhi: As the national capital braces for more protests against rising rape cases, reports on Sunday claimed that the five-year-old girl ‘Gudiya’ was gang-raped by two people.

It is being said that the accused – Manoj Kumar, who was arrested yesterday from Bihar, told police that one of his accomplice Pradip Kumar was also involved in the horrendous incident.

Reports suggest that Delhi Police have sent a team to Bihar to nab the second accused.

Earlier, a joint team of Delhi and Bihar Police succeeded in nabbing the rape accused, Manoj Kumar, 22, from his in-laws house in Chitkouna village in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district on Saturday. He was flown to Delhi in a chartered plane and is being interrogated by police.

The girl, a resident of east Delhi's Gandhi Nagar, was abducted by Manoj, a labourer, who lived on the ground floor of the same house in the working class neighbourhood. He kept her hostage for two days without food and water and subjected her to brutal repeated rape.

She was rescued when her family members heard her screams Wednesday, police said. The accused had locked the door from outside and fled, thinking that she had died.

The rape victim continues to fight for her life at AIIMS.

'No danger to victim's life'

An AIIMS doctor in Sunday morning bulletin said that the girl is improving well and responding to antibiotics.

The doctor said that the rape victim is showing major recovery and vital parameters are normal.

The bulletin further stated that the five-year-old is conscious and talking to parents, doctors and nurses.

“There is no danger to life,” the doctor asserted.

Earlier, Medical Superintendent DK Sharma had said they carried out a procedure to divert her stools as her private parts had suffered grievous injuries and were badly damaged.

More protests today

Hundreds of people are expected to take to the streets to show their solidarity for the rape victim and vent their anger against the rising crime against women in the capital.

Delhi was rocked by angry street protests on Saturday against the barbaric rape of a five-year-old girl who doctors said has suffered serious injuries to her private parts.

Much of the anger of the protesters is also directed against police for having failed to act promptly after her father filed a missing complaint. After the rape was discovered last Wednesday, the local police allegedly tried to bribe the poor parents with Rs 2,000 asking them to hush the incident.
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