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Maharashtra on boil after details of brutal rape-murder of 14-year-old in Ahmednagar. In picture: Protester with posters and candles seek justice for gang rape victim. [Representational Image]Creative Commons/Ramesh Lalwani

A 4-year-old is fighting for her life after she was raped and sodomised by two men in Delhi on Friday, 9 October. She is currently undergoing treatment at the intensive care unit in Safdarjung Hospital.

"She was brought in with cut marks all over her face and abdomen, her vagina and rectum both seriously injured," Dr AK Rai, medical superintendent, Safdarjung Hospital told India Today.

"We had to perform a three-hour colostomy to provide an alternate opening for her to pass stool. Her colon will take time to recover and come back to normal functioning. A surgery to close the colostomy will be required later," Dr Rai added.

The girl was found unconscious and bleeding on a railway tracks close to her house in Keshav Puram, reports said.

Police have registered a case under relevant Sections of IPC, POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Acts and have launched a manhunt. The accused are yet to be identified and arrested.

The brutal rape of the four-year-old once again has put the national capital in the spotlight. Since the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape-murder incident, sexual violence against women have become a routine in Delhi.

"Everyday we have a Nirbhaya in Delhi n Nirbhaya Fund is lying unused. Pathetic," Delhi Commission for Women chairperson Swati Maliwal said in a Twitter post.

"Visited the little girl, her condition cant be described. Horrific. Her parents are extremely poor. When will this heinous crime stop in Delhi," she added.

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