12-year-old mentally disabled girl raped by neighbor in Delhi

Sexual assaults against children are on the rise in India. In the most recent incident, a 12-year old mentally disabled girl was raped by her neighbor in west Delhi.

The assault was recorded by the friends of the rapist as well.

The incident became known to the girl's family when a video of the assault was forwarded on WhatsApp to them.

The accused was then identified as a man living in the same neighbourhood as the child. He lured the girl to a secluded spot and raped her.

The accused and his three friends have been arrested.

However, the rape survivor's family says they are under intense pressure to withdraw the case. The accused comes from an influential family.

Reports of such crimes are making headlines in India every single day, raising questions about the safety of minors and women in India.

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