Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday expressed deep concern over the brutal rape of a five-year-old girl at Gandhi Nagar in East Delhi.

“The Prime Minister has also seen news visuals of the completely unacceptable treatment meted out by police officers to some women protesting against this incident. He has spoken to the Delhi Lieutenant-Governor in this regard and has conveyed to him the need for the strictest possible action to be taken against the erring officials, as also for appropriate medical care being provided to the young victim of the sexual assault,” said a statement released in the evening. Dr. Singh has once again reiterated the need for society to look deep within and work to root out the evil of rape and other such crimes from our midst, the statement added.

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