18 October 2015

Police arrest 2 teens in rape of toddler in Indian capital

In this image made from video, police collect evidence in the playground where an alleged rape of a two-year-old girl took place in New Delhi, early Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. Two young girls — a toddler and a 5-year-old — have been raped in separate attacks in New Delhi, police said Saturday, in the latest incidents of sexual violence against girls and women in India. A 2 1/2-year-old girl who was playing outside her home was raped in a west Delhi suburb Friday evening, said Delhi Police deputy superintendent Pushpendra Kumar. Family members found the child lying unconscious and bleeding in a park three hours after she went missing during a power outage in the neighborhood. Police have detained a few men but have not yet made any arrests in the incident, Kumar said. Meanwhile, police said they were questioning three men arrested in the gang-rape of the 5-year-old Friday evening in east Delhi. Both girls were in stable condition at hospitals, police said.
Police arrested two teenagers Sunday for allegedly raping a toddler in New Delhi, in the latest incident of sexual violence against a young child in the Indian capital.
Police said they questioned more than 250 residents of the western Delhi neighborhood where the 2 1/2-year-old girl was raped and left bleeding in a park Friday evening.
The two 17-year-old boys were arrested late Saturday, said Dependra Pathak, a top police officer.