Minor raped in Delhi, school cab driver held

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New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) A minor girl was raped in a private school cab in west Delhi by its driver who has been arrested, police said on Wednesday.

Police said Pawan Kumar, 25, stopped the vehicle at a deserted place one km before the four-year-old’s house around 1 p.m. on Tuesday while the child was alone in the vehicle and committed the crime.

Before dropping the child outside her residence, the accused also threatened her with dire consequences if she disclosed the crime to her parents, a senior police officer said.

The girl’s parents informed police on Tuesday night after her condition deteriorated and she was admitted in the Deen Dayal Upadhayaya Hospital here.

A case under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act was registered and the accused arrested from his hideout in Baba Haridas Nagar area in west Delhi, the officer said.

Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal said she visited the girl at the hospital. “A four-year-old girl raped by her school van driver. I met her in hospital. Give immediate death penalty to culprit in two months. Give a strong message,” she tweeted.

–IANS

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