7-year-old raped in municipal school
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Mob on rampage Mangolpuri school, hospital targeted by angry residents; assailant yet to be identified.
A day after a seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped on the premises of a municipal school, a mob went on the rampage in Mangolpuri in Outer Delhi on Friday after word spread that she had died of injuries. Family members claimed the girl was brought out of the hospital and shown to the crowd at one stage to cool tempers — the police and hospital staff denied bringing her out — but that did not stop the mob from vandalising the section outside the intensive care unit where window panes were smashed.
The mob had earlier collected at the school where they hurled stones and targeted police personnel. At least three police vehicles and three DTC buses were damaged and 12 persons, including four policemen, were injured.
As the numbers swelled, the mob headed to the Sanjay Gandhi Hospital where the girl was being examined on Friday. Following the violence at hospital, police resorted to lathicharge, detained 12 persons and registered a case of rioting. Riot police has been deployed in the area.
Police said the girl, who was allegedly raped on the school premises on Thursday, had been unable to identify the assailant though she had been shown four men who work at the school. She told police that she did not know the name of her assailant though she had seen him in the school earlier.
DCP (Outer) B S Jaiswal said: "The incident occurred on the first floor of the school. The victim was discharged after a medico-legal examination. A case has been registered."
According to police, the girl was with her classmates at 10.30 am Thursday when the break for the mid-day meal was announced. The girl, her classmates said, stepped out of the room with the lunch. "They said when they returned, they only found her school bag on her seat. She was not seen until 12.30 pm when school gets over," a police officer said.
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