Minor girl gang raped, exploited in Delhi

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A 15-year-old girl was gang-raped by four persons, including a local builder, at Jamia Nagar area of Delhi, the city police said on Monday.

The police said the assault on the girl first took place in July 2016 when the accused, identified as 40-year-old Sajid Khan, a resident of Shaheen Bagh area, raped the victim in his flat.

The victim is a Class 9 student in a government school. She met Khan through her classmate, the police said.

Sajid Khan also made an MMS clip of the sexual assault.

“Khan started blackmailing the victim, saying he would upload the MMS on social media and often gang-raped her along with his three masked associates. He has been raping the victim in various flats located in South Delhi,” a senior police officer said.

The victim’s mother, who works as a maidservant, approached an NGO after her daughter narrated the entire ordeal to her last weak.

Talking to IANS, Shakil ul-Rehman, a social worker from the NGO, said, “The victim is three months pregnant. Khan often threatened to kill her if she denied an abortion. The mother approached our organisation to help them file a police complaint.”

The police registered a case of rape against the accused persons only after local residents and NGO workers intervened in the case, Rehman said.

Khan is married and has four children, he said.

“We are looking for the accused persons, who are absconding, including Khan, and have recorded a statement from the victim,” the officer said.

–IANS

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