Protests over the rape of a five-year-old girl erupted in Delhi on Saturday with people staging demonstrations at various places in New Delhi including the residences of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and Police Headquarters.

Demonstrations were also held at AIIMS where the girl is undergoing treatment and outside the Gandhi Nagar police station where policemen allegedly showed laxity in dealing with the case.

The protests started in the morning with a small crowd at Police Headquarters demanding stringent action against policemen, but as the day progressed, it grew to a few hundreds.

The demonstrators tried to enter the police headquarters at regular intervals by breaking the barricades but a heavy posse of security personnel stationed there prevented them.

Activists of BJP, CPI(M), CPI, AAP, AISF, AIYF, SFI, ABVP and other organisations were part of the protest.

There were protests at AIIMS also. In the afternoon, a group of protesters marched to Mr. Shinde’s 2-Krishna Menon Marg residence demanding the sacking of Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar. They dispersed later after a memorandum in this regard was submitted to his office.

A group of people from Lok Raj Sangathan and Naya Daur Party also staged a protest outside Gandhi’s residence demanding the sacking of Mr. Shinde.

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