New Delhi: The five-year-old girl battling for life after being starved, tortured and brutally raped for two days, was on Friday shifted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for treatment, a police officer said.

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"The girl has been shifted to AIIMS from Swami Dayanand Hospital, for better treatment," Additional Commissioner of Police DK Gupta said.

The girl was raped several times by her neighbour, who abducted her on April 15 and held her hostage in his flat in east Delhi's Gandhi Nagar for over two days, torturing her and denying her water and food, according to police.

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She was rescued when her family members, who also lived on the premises, heard her screams on Wednesday evening. "Upon examination, we found a 200 ml bottle and two or three pieces of candle inserted into her private parts. This is the first time that I have seen such barbarism with a five-year-old," RK Bansal, medical superintendent, Swami Dayanand Hospital, told reporters.

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"There were injuries on her lips and cheeks and bruise marks on her neck, suggesting that attempts were made to strangle her. Her blood pressure was way below normal, and she had fever when she was admitted," he said.


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