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Delhi Commission For Women Issues Notice, Seeks Action On Rape And Murder Of 9-Year-Old Girl

Delhi Commission for Women's (DCW) action came after a nine-year-old girl was allegedly abducted, raped and then murdered by her 52-year-old landlord, who later dumped her body in a canal in outer Delhi's Swaroop Nagar on Tuesday.

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Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chief Swati Maliwal
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Taking cognisance of the brutal rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl in the national capital, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal on Wednesday issued a notice to the SHO of the Swaroop Nagar police station in north Delhi. Besides seeking a detailed action taken report by December 22, Maliwal also sought a copy of the FIR registered in the matter along with details of the accused arrested.

About the incident in Swaroop Nagar

According to police, a nine-year-old girl was allegedly abducted, raped and then murdered by her 52-year-old landlord, who later dumped her body in a canal in outer Delhi's Swaroop Nagar on Tuesday.

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It has been reported that the accused landlord has been arrested under IPC sections 364 (kidnapping in order to commit murder), 302 (murder), and 201 (destruction of evidence), along with provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act.

As per media reports, police were informed when the nine-year-old girl went missing on December 12. Upon receiving the complaint, police promptly sprang into action and began scanning the CCTV footage of the area.

When police reached the landlord’s house, they were informed that the accused had met with an accident and was admitted in the intensive care unit of a private hospital in Rohini. As the doctors declared him fit for statement on December 17, he confessed his crime and told the police that he had abducted the girl to some isolated place where he raped her. Later he strangled her and dumped her body in Munak Canal around 6.30 pm in a bid to hide his crime.

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According to Police, the girl’s body is yet to be discovered. It has been told that divers have been deployed in the canal to search for the remains.

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