Ensure best treatment to child rape survivor: Sheila Dikshit

Ensure best treatment to child rape survivor: Sheila Dikshit

Sheila Dixit (file photo)

New Delhi Shocked and angry over the brutal rape of a five-year-old girl, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today asked Chief Secretary D M Spolia to coordinate with AIIMS to ensure best possible treatment for the child and offer all necessary help to her family.

Sheila Dikshit, who underwent a surgery at a city hospital for sinus problem, issued the instruction to the Chief Secretary and asked him to personally monitor treatment of the girl admitted to the AIIMS.

"The Chief Minister was shocked and deeply anguished over the ghastly incident. She has directed the Chief Secretary to personally coordinate with AIIMS authorities to ensure best possible medical care," a source told PTI.

Sources said she has been enquiring about condition of the child regularly and issuing instructions to top officials of her Government so that she gets proper medical care.

Protests erupted in Delhi today demanding justice for the five-year-old girl and punishment for policemen for their insensitivity in dealing with the case, even as police arrested the 22-year-old accused from Bihar's Muzaffarpur district.

The girl was brutally raped and assaulted allegedly by her neighbour, while being held captive and starved for two days. The condition of the girl is stable though she has suffered serious injuries in the assault, doctors attending on her said.

Story First Published: April 20, 2013 20:01 IST

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