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Can't meet rape survivor's family today, it's a holiday: NCW chief Mamata Sharma

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Apr 20, 2013 at 11:13am IST

New Delhi: The National Commission for Women (NCW) chief Mamata Sharma on Friday said that she has taken note of the rape of a five-year-old in Delhi but surprisingly expressed inability to go and visit the family not before Saturday since it is a holiday on Friday. When confronted about action, Mamata claimed she cannot go and meet the child's family "because it is a holiday".

In a grave reminder of December 16, 2012 Delhi gangrape, a five-year-old was abducted and brutally raped in the capital and the police have detained one person in connection with the case. The detained man is reported to be the father of the main accused.

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The police have registered a case of kidnapping, rape and unnatural sex under Section 377 of the IPC. The police also denied that it was lax and late in taking action. East Delhi DCP Prabhakar rubbished the runours of police inaction and said that the mother of the child along with a relative came to the police station and a case of kidnapping was registered immediately. "When the child was found on the ground floor, we immediately took the child to the hospital. The police is camping at the known hideouts of the accused to arrest him," said Prabhakar.

The toddler is currently battling for her life at a hospital in East Delhi and the doctors have confirmed that she was subjected to horrific injuries to her private parts, saying that they were mutilated and this has resulted in serious infection.

The girl was kidnapped from her home in Gandhi Nagar in East Delhi four days ago. The rape survivor's family alleged that the police acted too late in finding her and were reluctant in filing an FIR. Not just that, when confronted about the probe in the case, the police officials allegedly told the parents to just be grateful that she was found alive.

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