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27 Mar 2005

In 2004, PUDR investigated six cases of sexual assault that were reported in the press. In five cases, the sexual assault clearly occurred in custody of an employee either of medical institutions or by policeman.

These were the sexual assault of a 19 year old girl by an intern of Safdarjung Hospital, a case of sodomy of a young boy by a security guard of the same hospital, gang rape of a 22-year-old woman by six persons, including 2 constables from the Delhi armed police; the rape of a 19-year old girl by a sweeper at VIMHANS and the rape of a female resident of Kalkaji by a police constable. In one other case, the police were responsible for forcing two young boys who had been detained to have oral sex with each other.

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