Minor rape case: Kejriwal visits AIIMS

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Minor rape case: Kejriwal visits AIIMS

Friday, 07 August 2020 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Accused arrested; Kejriwal promises Rs 10L for her family

A 12-year old girl who faced a barbaric assault in Delhi on Tuesday is stable now. "Police have arrested the 33 year-old accused identified as Krishan on Thursday. He is also found involved four crminal cases including murder and attempt to murder. Further investigation is going on," said Shalini Singh, Joint Commissioner of Police, Western Range.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday paid a visit to AIIMS to meet the 12-year old girl. Following his visit to the hospital, Kejriwal said that the girl was in a critical state and was unconscious.

Kejriwal also said that he has spoken to the police commissioner who has assured him that they are trying their best to nab the culprits. “The Delhi government will ensure the toughest punishment for the culprits in the court by appointing the best lawyers on the case,” he said.

Earlier in the day, Kejriwal had tweeted, "The barbaric incident with a 12-year old girl has shaken me to the core. Such predators roaming free cannot be tolerated. I will be visiting AIIMS in some time to meet the girl."

Briefing the media following his visit, Kejriwal said, "The 12-year old little girl was brutally attacked, and her condition is very critical now. She has suffered serious internal injuries, which are very hard to even describe,”

“She is currently in a state of unconsciousness, and the doctor was telling me that she was in a really bad condition when she was brought to the hospital on Tuesday. She has undergone surgery and the doctors are trying their best to save her. It would take around 24-48 hours to know and assess whether she will be out of danger. We hope that she recovers fully here and goes back to her home out of any danger," he said.

Kejriwal said, "I have spoken to the Police Commissioner, who told me that the police are trying their best to nab the culprits and the investigation is underway. The toughest punishment will be given to the culprits on behalf of the Delhi government. We will appoint the best of our lawyers on the court case so that the culprits get the strictest punishment for their crime."

The Chief Minister has also announced financial support of Rs 10 lakh for the family of the victim. "The Delhi government will offer the family of the girl financial assistance of Rs 10 lakh. This is a very brutal attack that cannot hold any value, but this is just a means of providing monetary support to her family," he added.

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