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Protest against rape in Vasant Kunj turns violent, 10 cops injured including 2 ACPs, 12 vehicles damaged

The Hush Post: A massive protest over the alleged rape of a girl in Delhi’s Vasant Kunj area turned violent with demonstrators damaging cars and pelting stones at police personnel, forcing them to use ‘’mild force’’ to disperse the crowd. In the process, 10 policemen have been injured.

Police said they have rounded up more than 20 protesters, while the injured personnel included two Assistant Commissioners of Police.

A massive crowd belonging to slums of Rangpuri Pahari area had on Friday night gathered to protest the alleged rape of an 11-year-old girl, Deputy Commissioner of Police (southwest) Devender Arya said. Police were alerted about a traffic jam near Ryan International School at Vasant Kunj area following which they rushed to the spot, the officer said.

The protesters blocked both the carriageways of Chhatarpur Mahipalpur road near the Hoti camp Jhuggi. Despite being informed that the accused in the rape case has been arrested, the protesters pelted stones on the police party, he said.

The officer said that even after repeated warning when the crowd did not disperse, police had to use “mild force” to maintain peace.

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

During the protest, about a dozen private cars and a police vehicle were damaged. Police said a case has been lodged and investigation is on.

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

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