New Delhi: Shocked and angry over the brutal rape of a five-year-old girl, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Saturday asked Chief Secretary DM Spolia to coordinate with AIIMS to ensure best possible treatment for the child and offer all necessary help to the family of the victim. Dikshit, who underwent a surgery at a city hospital for sinus problem, issued the instruction to the Chief Secretary and asked him to personally monitor treatment of the girl admitted to the AIIMS.
"The Chief Minister was shocked and deeply anguished over the ghastly incident. She has directed the Chief Secretary to personally coordinate with AIIMS authorities to ensure best possible medical care," a source said. Sources said Dikshit has been enquiring about the condition of the child regularly and issuing instructions to top officials of her Government to ensure that she gets proper medical care.
Protests erupted in Delhi on Saturday demanding justice for the five-year-old girl and punishment for policemen for their insensitivity in dealing with the case, even as police arrested the 22-year-old accused from Bihar's Muzaffarpur district. The girl was brutally raped and assaulted allegedly by her neighbour, while being held captive and starved for two days.
The condition of the girl is stable though she has suffered serious injuries in the assault, doctors attending to her said. Dikshit, 75, herself underwent the surgery at Fortis Escorts Heart Hospital on Friday and is likely to be discharged on Monday.