Police in India have arrested one person and detained 22 others in connection with alleged rape and attempted murder of a six-year-old girl in the capital New Delhi.
“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,” China's state-run Xinhua news agency quoted an unnamed police official as saying on Saturday.
The official added that the victim underwent a three-hour-long surgery and is reported to be in a stable situation.
Meanwhile on April 25, Indian police said the body of a young girl was found bleeding in an under-construction building in Ranchi district of the eastern state of Jharkhand. The victim’s neck and feet had been tied with a string.
The deputy superintendent of the local police force said "Prima facie it appears that the child was raped. We are waiting for the medical report for confirmation.”
The incident came days after the brutal torture and rape of a five-year-old girl in New Delhi.
The girl was abducted by her neighbor on April 15. She was held in a room for 48 hours and was raped several times, before a passerby who heard her moaning rescued her.
The sexual assault on the little girl evoked memories of the horrific gang rape by six men of a 23-year-old medical student on a moving bus on December 16, 2012, in New Delhi. She succumbed to her injuries in a hospital in Singapore on December 29.