NEW DELHI – Police say two young girls — a toddler and a 5-year-old — have been raped in separate attacks in New Delhi, in the latest incidents of sexual violence against girls and women in India.
Delhi Police deputy superintendent Pushpendra Kumar says a 2 1/2-year-old girl who was playing outside her home was raped in a west Delhi suburb Friday evening. Family members found the child lying unconscious in a park three hours after she went missing during a power outage in the neighborhood.
Meanwhile, police said Saturday that they were questioning three men arrested in the gang-rape of the 5-year-old Friday evening in east Delhi.
Both girls were hospitalized in stable condition.
India's government says more than 2,000 girls and women were raped in New Delhi in 2014.