11-year-old girl raped by hospital staffer in Delhi

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New Delhi: An 11-year-old girl, admitted at a hospital in Rohini, was allegedly raped by a sweeper of the health facility on Friday morning, police said.

According to the police, the girl was admitted to the ESI Hospital in Rohini on September 13.

On Friday morning, the girl had stomach ache and she stepped out of her ward to find a member of nursing staff who could give her some medication, they added.

The 40-year-old accused spotted her and took her to his staff quarter and allegedly raped her, the police said.

The accused was employed on a contractual basis.

The police were informed at 6 am about the incident and subsequently, the accused was arrested.

According to data compiled by the Delhi Police, more than two children were raped every day in the capital city in the first four months of 2018.

Till April 30, 282 cases of child rape were reported as opposed to 278 last year. In 2017, 894 such cases were reported in the national capital. PTI