New Delhi: In yet another shocking case of
sexual abuse of a minor, an 11-year-old girl was repeatedly
raped allegedly by her two neighbours for about a month in the
The incident involving the class IV student of a
government school in Central Delhi`s Patel Nagar comes close
on the heels of an eight-year-old boy, who had undergone
surgery for a brain tumour, being sexually assaulted by a
junior doctor at AIIMS.
The accused Mohd Umar (20) and Anil Kumar (45) were
arrested Monday after the victim`s uncle approached police
with a complaint, a senior police official said on Tuesday.
"Anil allegedly raped her several times in the past
one month while Umar sexually assaulted her once," the
official said, adding the incident came to light when the
victim told her sister who in turn told her uncle.
"Umar got to know about Kumar sexually assaulting the
girl. Then he allegedly blackmailed Kumar who later helped
him to target her," the official said.
The duo were produced in a court and sent to Tihar
prison. A case under Sections 376 (rape), 506 (criminal
intimidation) and 511 (punishment for attempting to commit
offences punishable with imprisonment for life or other
imprisonment) of IPC.
This was the second case of sexual assault of minors
coming to light in the capital in the past three days.
The eight-year-old boy was sexually assaulted by the
doctor on January 23 at AIIMS, three days after the victim
underwent a surgery for brain tumour. No arrests have been
made in this case though a case under Section 377 (unnatural
offences) was registered.
The city has witnessed a sharp increase in rape and
molestation cases last year.
In 2010, the city witnessed 489 rape incidents,
including the Dhaula Kuan and Mongolpuri rape, as against 459
in 2009. The figures for 2006 was 609 followed by a drop to
581 next year while in 2008 it further dipped to 466.
Almost similar was the case with molestation cases in
the capital in these years but it showed an increase to 585 in
2010 from previous year`s 532. While 2008 had 597 cases, there
were 835 incidents in 2007 and 713 in 609.