A 12-year-old boy is in critical condition after being gang-raped and beaten in New Delhi, India. Photo/REUTERS/Illustration
The local police opened the case based on a complaint filed by the victim’s family to the Delhi Women’s Commission (DCW).
Kepala DCW, Swait Maliwal, men-tweet: “In Delhi, 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.”
DCW, in its report, said the victim’s vital organs were attacked by the suspects with sticks.
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Delhi Deputy Police Commissioner Sanjay Sain said in a video statement the assault was carried out by four men – all minors identified by the victim – including family relatives.
According to police and DCW statements, the attack took place in the northeastern neighborhood of Seelampur on September 18, but was not reported until September 22.
DCW is the legal authority appointed to investigate matters concerning the safety and security of women under Delhi law.
Sain said the case was being investigated, and two suspects had been arrested.
“The three suspects are from the same community, they are neighbors,” Sain said, adding that one of the suspects was still related to the victim.