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Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal meets 13-yr-old rape survivor; says statehood needed to curb such incidents

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 26 May 2016, 12:18 IST

On 26 May, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met the 13-year-old girl who was brutally raped and was receiving treatment at Delhi's AIIMS hospital.

He raised the issue of granting full statehood to Delhi in order to curb such incidents which "occur repeatedly".

"Delhi is not a full state as a result of which such problems are coming up repeatedly. Every crime reminder that somehow law and order should be under democratic control so that law enforcement agencies and public could work together," PTI quoted Kejriwal as saying.

He also asserted that he is likely to meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh to discuss ways to curb such incidents in the existing system.

"I have sought an appointment to meet Rajnath Singh. Full statehood will take time but even in the existing system we can function together so that such incidents could be stopped," he said.

The Chief Minister also affirmed that Delhi government will extend all the required support to the victim's family.

The girl was brutally raped and dumped on the railway tracks of Pul Prahalad Pur in New Delhi. The mentally challenged minor was reportedly abducted from South East Delhi. She was found on 25 May with cut marks and injuries on her neck and lower abdomen.

The accused was apprehended yesterday by the police who are trying to verify his age.

--With PTI inputs

First published: 26 May 2016, 12:18 IST
 
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