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6-Yr-Old Dalit Girl Allegedly Raped by Neighbour in Delhi, Admitted in AIIMS

The case comes days after a nine-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly raped, murdered, and forcefully cremated.

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Amid furore over the alleged rape, murder and forced cremation of a nine-year-old Dalit girl in Delhi Cantonment’s Old Nangal area, another case of rape of a six-year-old Dalit girl in East Delhi came to fore on Wednesday, 11 August. On the same day parents of the nine-year-old girl cremated the rest of her mortal remains.

The six-year-old is currently undergoing treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). She was allegedly raped by her 34-year-old neighbour, in east Delhi’s Trilokpuri.

A case of rape under the Indian Penal Code’s Section 376AB, Section 6 of the protection of children from sexual offences (POSCO) Act and sections 3(2) (v) of the SC/ST Act was registered at the Mayur Vihar police station, Hindustan Times reported.

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Delhi Police spokesperson Chinmoy Biswal said the suspect was arrested later during the day. Meanwhile, locals staged a protest outside the police station.

Delhi Minor 'Raped, Forcibly Cremated'

The Trilokpuri case, comes days after a nine-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly raped and killed by four men, including a 55-year-old priest named Radhey Shyam, at a crematorium near Purani Nangal village, close to Delhi Cantonment in southwest Delhi.

The minor, who lived with her parents near the crematorium, was sent by her mother to get water from the crematorium at around 5:30 pm on Sunday.

Half an hour later, Radhey Shyam, and two-three other people acquainted with the girl's mother, called and showed her the girl’s body, claiming that she had died after getting electrocuted while getting water, it was reported.

Claiming that if police files a case, the doctors would steal the girl's organs, the accused reportedly convinced the girl's family to cremate her without informing the police. Despite the family's objections, the accused purportedly tried to carry out the cremation by force. The girl’s body had been pulled off the funeral pyre midway through the cremation, reports said.

(With inputs from Hindustan Times)

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