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Minor raped by sanitation worker at public toilet in west Delhi

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Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A four-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 35-year-old sanitation worker when she had gone to relieve herself at a public toilet in west Delhi's Naraina area, police said Monday.

The incident took place on February 6 and was reported to the Naraina police station on Monday, they added.

Investigations revealed that the girl, who lived nearby, had gone to the public toilet when its cleaner allegedly grabbed her and raped her.

The girl narrated the ordeal to her parents following which they approached the police, they said.

The victim was taken for medical examination. A case was registered and the accused arrested, Deputy Commissioner of Police (west) Monika Bhardwaj said.

The minor's condition is now stable, she said.

Police said the victim's father works as a driver and her mother is a housewife.

Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal went to the hospital to meet the victim and her family.

She also took to twitter to express her anguish over the incident.

"Now, 5 year old girl raped in Naraina by a 40 year old man. The child has suffered terribly and has bled a lot. On my way to the Hospital to see her. Delhi is truly the RAPE CAPITAL of the world. God help us all!!! (sic)", she said in a tweet.

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 20:20 IST