A four-year-old girl was allegedly raped and dumped in a park in Naraina in south-west Delhi on Sunday evening.
The child was found unconscious and taken to the hospital, where she is now reportedly stable. Her parents say she was playing outside her home when she was lured by a man who promised her chocolates.
The police have detained some suspects for questioning. They say they are hoping for the girl's condition to improve for some more clues.
More details are awaited.
This comes days after four men were sentenced to death in the gangrape and murder of a 23-year-old student in Delhi in December, a case that sparked nationwide outrage and led to the enactment of tougher laws on crime against women.