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Delhi: 12-year-old boy in ICU after sexual assault by 3 minors

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A 12-year-old boy is in the intensive care unit after he was sexually assaulted allegedly by three minors, in Northeast Delhi last week. He was assaulted and attacked with bricks and rods.

The incident prompted the Delhi Commission for Women to send a notice to the Delhi Police, seeking immediate action as the FIR was registered six days after the incident.

Delhi Commission for Women said that the boy’s mother approached them and alleged that her son was sexually assaulted near their house on 18 September. The boy suffered severe injuries, including on his private parts, and was brought home by locals. The boy confided in his parents only on 22 September, which is when police were approached.

“In Delhi, not only girls but even boys are not safe. A 12-year-old boy was brutally raped by four people and left in a half-dead condition after being beaten with sticks. Our team has registered an FIR in the matter. The boy is presently admitted in hospital and is in ICU,” said Swati Maliwal, the DCW chairperson.

A case under sections of unnatural offences and POCSO Act has been registered. One of the accused has been apprehended, while the others are absconding, according to Indian Express.

e. “One of the accused has been apprehended and produced before the Juvenile Justice Board. Efforts are on to apprehend the remaining two. The victim is still under medical observation. His statement will be recorded later,” said DCP (Northeast) Sanjay Sain.

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