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Minor on run raped in Delhi parking lot

New Delhi, Dec. 10: A 15-year-old girl who had fled home in Uttar Pradesh after an argument with her stepmother was allegedly gang-raped by four men near Connaught Place in the heart of Delhi late last night.

Police said after coming out of New Delhi railway station, the girl met four residents who took her to a parking lot behind Scindia House and raped her.

The assailants left the spot after around an hour. The girl was spotted crying by a police patrol team.

The police took her to the nearby Ram Manohar Lohiya Hospital where doctors confirmed she had been gang-raped. She was discharged after treatment for bruises.

“The girl had left her home in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur following an argument with her stepmother. She was taken to a neighbourhood hospital for a medical examination,” said deputy commissioner of police S.B.S. Tyagi.

“She is under mental trauma and is presently under the care of the government-run Nari Niketan (a welfare home for women and minors). She is not in a condition to communicate with anyone,” he said.

The police said she was being counselled by members of an NGO.

A case of gang rape has been registered at Barakhamba police station. The police are looking for the accused.

Trial grouse

Two of the four death row convicts in the December 16 gang rape today told Delhi High Court that they had been denied a fair trial.

Advocate M.L. Sharma said the trial court had ignored an affidavit filed by his clients objecting to the appointment of the defence attorney and the amicus curiae (friend of court).