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Sonia Gandhi meets rape victim at AIIMS

April 20, 2013 20:33 IST

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday visited AIIMS Hospital to enquire about the minor girl who was raped allegedly by her neighbour in east Delhi.

Gandhi went to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and visited the girl in her room. She enquired about the victim's treatment from doctors and spoke with the parents of the victim.

The rape victim was shifted to AIIMS on Friday evening.

The five-year-old girl was brutally raped and assaulted, allegedly by her neighbour, while being held captive and starved for two days. She also contracted infection from foreign objects inserted in her body.

The horrific incident took place in east Delhi's Gandhi Nagar. The girl, who was missing from April 15, was rescued on April 17 from the ground floor of the building where her family was staying.

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