Sonia Gandhi condemns Delhi child rape

Last Updated: Sat, Apr 20, 2013 11:38 hrs

Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi on Saturday condemned the brutal rape and mutilation of a five-year-old girl in New Delhi and said 'action and not words' are required to check such crimes.

"Action and not words required to check incidents like this heinous rape of five-year-old girl," Congress general secretary Janardan Dwivedi told media quoting Gandhi.

The national capital went on a protest mode once again on Saturday against crimes against women after the brutal rape and mutilation of the five-year-old girl even as the police facing anger for their initial inaction in rescuing the victim and browbeating her parents arrested the accused from Bihar on Friday late night.

New Delhi began witnessing the protests that were visible after the brutal gang rape and subsequent death of Nirbhaya, the paramedical student who was subjected to the horror on a bus on Dec 16 last.

Demanding Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar´s resignation, activists were seen protesting outside the Delhi Police Headquarters here.

Some agitators even tried to break barricades, reports said.

Protesters also demonstrated outside the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi where the victim is currently undergoing treatment.

According to reports, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) activists protested against the incident outside Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde's residence in the national capital on Saturday.

Police on Saturday said the 22-year-old man who allegedly raped and mutilated the five-year-old girl by inserting foreign objects in her private parts in New Delhi, triggering widespread outrage, was arrested from Muzaffarpur in Bihar on Friday late night.

The accused has been identified as one Manoj Kumar who tried to escape to his in-law´s place in home state Bihar but was tracked through his mobile phone location.

Doctors at AIIMS, who are treating the girl, said she is stable now.

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