A 7-year old girl was brutally raped by minor boys in the capital on Saturday.

It is reported that the girl was waiting for her sister outside a washroom in Outer Delhi’s Kanjhawla, when she was lured by one of the accused for a bike ride, and taken to an isolated place in North-West Delhi, where the second accused stood waiting.

Meanwhile, her sister alerted her parents, who soon found her at the same spot where she was raped.

The incident was reported to the police on Saturday, who did not take long to trace and arrest the criminals. The child victim was admitted to Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital, where she underwent surgery as doctors found her bleeding from her private parts.

This was the second child rape in the capital in two weeks. Just last week, a mere1.5-year-old girl child was severely raped by a man in the presence of his two children. She also underwent surgery. The accused has been arrested.

These two incidents indicate the growing number of child rapes in Delhi, and subsequently the brutality.

Delhi Commission for Women chief Ms. Swati Maliwal, who visited the two victims separately, tweeted of the increasing brutality in Delhi, and in an urgent need to change the mentality of such people (as the accused), she urged Home Minister Rajnath Singh to take necessary actions to scare the offenders. She also said in one of her tweets that the accused must be hanged within six months. This would not only be the punishment for the criminals, but also a warning for like-minded ones.

“1.5 year old girl is still recuperating from the trauma of rape and surgery. Now a 7 year old brutally gang raped. What’s wrong with Delhi?” “Haven’t slept properly since I saw 1.5 year old rape survivor. Her eyes haunt me. Now 7 year old girls eyes will haunt. Who will answer there questions?”

“So much darkness. In solidarity, spending night in hospital with the seven year old rape survivor. Praying for her health and a way out,” the DCW chief said in a series of tweets.