New Delhi: Two siblings, who were kidnapped from their school three days ago, were found dead in a jungle on Saturday. The children, aged five and seven, went missing three days ago from Mandawli, police said. They were identified as Mansij (7) and Yashbi (5).

The family of the children had received a ransom call. Their bodies were recovered from a jungle near Tilak Marg and Pragati Maidan.

Police said they were awaiting the post-mortem report to ascertain the cause of the death.     

Delhi tops the list of states where highest number of crimes against children is reported. Earlier on Thursday, a seven-year-old girl was raped by an unidentified man inside the North Delhi Municipal Corporation-run primary school in Mongolpuri’s L Block. The girl was taken to Sanjay Gandhi Hospital where a medical examination confirmed rape, after which the local residents staged violent protests in the locality as well as near the hospital.

Sexual assaults in Delhi schools

  • December 2012: A three-year-old girl sedated and raped inside a playschool in Sagarpur in west Delhi by the school owner's 35-year-old husband.
  • October 2012: A school van driver arrested for raping a 12-year-old girl from south Delhi. He was caught by resident welfare association members.
  • July 2012: A school teacher held in Hauz Qazi in central Delhi for raping a 17-year-old student for several years. He subdued her with threats of uploading her photos on internet.

  • February 2012: A South Delhi Municipal Corporation school teacher held for molesting girl students aged between 11 and 13 in Greater Kailash for several months.
  • July 2009: An unidentified man attempted to rape a 12-year-old girl at a municipal school in Rohini in north Delhi.
  • July 2008: A 10-year-old student raped in a girls' toilet by two men in a municipal primary school in Ashok Vihar in north-west Delhi. They entered the school by jumping over its boundary wall. The municipal corporation then spent Rs 300 crore on erecting high walls and installing grills in around 300 schools.



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