Delhi: Protest over minor's rape turns violent, 10 policemen injured

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New Delhi:

At least 10 police personnel, including two assistant commissioners of police, were injured as a protest over the alleged rape of a girl in Delhi’s Vasant Kunj turned violent with agitators pelting stones at cops and damaging cars. Police said they have detained 20 protesters involved in the violence.

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Police received a call about a traffic jam near Ryan International School at Vasant Kunj area on Friday night. A large number of people belonging to a Jhuggi cluster of Rangpuri Pahari area had gathered there to protest the rape of an 11-year-old girl, Deputy Commissioner of Police (southwest) Devender Arya said.

Arya said that the protesters had blocked both the carriageways of Chhatarpur Mahipalpur road near the Hoti camp Jhuggi and started pelting stones at the police personnel present at the spot, prompting cops to use "mild force" to disperse them.

In the process, 10 policemen, including two assistant commissioners of police, two inspectors, an assistant sub-inspector, a head constable and four constables sustained minor injuries, the DCP said.

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During the protest, 11 private cars and a police vehicle were also damaged, police said, a case has been registered and the investigation is underway.

On August 22, the 11-year-old girl was allegedly raped when she had gone to relieve herself in a forest area in Rangapuri Pahari area. On Friday, a 34-year-old man, identified as Prakash, was arrested from the area in connection with the incident.

(With PTI Inputs)

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