National Commission for Women Chairperson Mamata Sharma on Friday demanded action against Delhi Police, including its commissioner, accusing it of “failure” to tackle crime against women.

Her comments came as a five-year-old girl, who was raped allegedly by her neighbour in east Delhi’s Gandhinagar area after holding her captive for four days, battled for her life in a hospital.

“Such incidents (rapes) are on rise in the capital, we want some action, even at the level of Delhi Police Commissioner. It’s high time that Union government should take some action,” she said.

Observing that Delhi Police was not under the city government, Ms. Sharma said, she would write to Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Monday.

Expressing her inability to take up the matter and get her shifted to AIIMS from Swami Dayanand hospital on Friday, she said, “I will be taking it up on Saturday. Friday is a holiday, I will take it up on Saturday and will myself visit the girl and provide her whatever help we can do.”

“I am going to get the girl admitted in AIIMS on Satur,” she said even as the city administration prepared themselves to shift the girl on Friday itself to AIIMS or LNJP Hospital.

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