Scores of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) women activists were detained on Sunday when they staged a protest outside Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s residence against the rape of a five-year-old girl here.

The activists of BJP’s Mahila Morcha marched from party headquarters on Ashoka Road to Gandhi’s 10, Janpath residence.

They broke the barricades near Ms. Gandhi’s residence, but prevented from moving forward.

However, the protesters, numbering around 75, were detained and taken to a nearby police station.

BJP supporters were on Saturday stopped by police near the Parliament House when they tried to take out a candlelight march towards India Gate to protest the rape of a five-year-old girl here.

Police had arrested a number of protesters, including Delhi BJP Chief Vijay Goel, but later released them.

The five-year-old girl was brutally raped and assaulted allegedly by her neighbour while being held captive and starved for two days in east Delhi’s Gandhi Nagar.

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