Delhi Child's Rape: Cops Probing If Second Person Involved

The Delhi Police is investigating whether a second person was involved in the rape of a five-year-old girl, who is undergoing treatment in AIIMS.

However, Delhi Police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat issued a statement denying "rumours" of arresting a second accused or looking for him.

A senior police official said they will investigate whether any other person is involved in the incident either in raping the girl or helping the accused Manoj Kumar, who was arrested from Bihar, flee from the capital after the incident on April 15.

The girl was locked in his ground floor rented accommodation in east Delhi's Gandhi Nagar by her neighbour Kumar (22) on April 15 and brutally raped her before fleeing thinking that the girl is dead.

"We are questioning Kumar. As of now he has not told us about a second accused. Further investigations and interrogation are on," the official said without ruling out the possibility of the emergence of a second person.

Kumar was brought to Delhi from Patna after his arrest from his in-laws' house in Muzaffarpur district.

The rape has outraged the capital with many hitting the streets demanding justice for the victim and punishing policemen who were lax in helping the family.

Asked about allegations that the accused was involved in a rape case earlier and was forced to marry the victim, the official said, "We don't have any such information.

"We have heard about the allegations. We will verify it from Bihar Police."

Kumar's wife denied the allegation that she was raped by the accused who was forced to marry her.

"It was a false case slapped on him due to a land dispute. There is no truth in this," she told a TV channel.

She said that she heard about the rape of the five-year-old girl allegedly by her husband. "I have not seen her. I don't know that family," she said.

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