1 arrested, 22 detained for alleged rape on 6-yr-old in India

Updated: 2013-04-27 17:40


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NEW DELHI - Indian police have arrested one person and detained 22 others in connection to an alleged rape and attempted murder of a six-year-old girl in the national capital late Friday evening, a senior police official said Saturday.

"The girl was found last evening with her throat slit near a public toilet in south of the Indian capital. She was attacked inside the public convenience, which is close to the hutment where she lived with her family. After a three-hour-long surgery at the country's premier All India Institute of Medical Sciences, the victim is now stable. But, the doctors are yet to confirm if she was raped," he said, on condition of anonymity.

The latest sexual assault on a minor girl came barely a week after a five-year-old was gangraped by two men in the national capital. The two accused have been arrested after much hue and cry by people.

In December last year, the horrific and fatal gangrape of a 23- year-old medical student by six men on a moving bus in the Indian capital shocked this country and sparked massive public outcry, which forced the government to introduce new anti-rape laws to ensure stricter punishment for sexual assaults on women.