Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: A city court here on Thursday framed charges of rape and provisions of child protection act against two persons accused of raping a five-year-old girl in east Delhi`s Gandhi Nagar locality where the victim and accused lived.
The girl was raped on April 15 where the victim and accused Manoj lived and she was rescued 40 hours later on April 17.
Delhi Police last month filed a charge sheet in the court against two youths for brutally raping a five-year-old girl two months ago, under stringent provisions of newly enacted law for protection of children which entails maximum punishment of life imprisonment.
The accused Manoj Shah, 22 and Pradeep Kumar, 20, who had fled after committing the crime, were arrested from Bihar.
The police said in the charge sheet that Manoj and Pradeep had intentionally kidnapped the child when she was playing outside her house and after confining her in Manoj`s rented room, they raped her.
It also said that both the accused, with the help of each other, inserted candles and an oil bottle in the private parts of the girl.
The charge sheet further said that the accused had tried to kill the girl by strangulating and slitting her throat. It said that the accused had fled the spot after leaving the child in the room thinking that she was dead.
With PTI inputs