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New Delhi, (IANS): A nine-year-old girl who was raped by a 42-year-old man two days ago in east Delhi’s Khajoori Khas area, died in a hospital on Wednesday.

Police said the child’s attacker, identified as Muneer, a next door neighbor, has been arrested, but the girl died in the morning.

“The incident took place on Monday around 6.30 p.m. when the girl, who studies in Class III, was playing in front of her house,” a police official said.

“Muneer approached them and lured her on the pretext of showing something unique. He then gagged her mouth and took her to a nearby secluded place, where he allegedly raped her,” the official said.

“After the girl complained of fever and headache to her parents, they took her to nearby Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital. After preliminary investigation it was confirmed by the doctors that she was raped and the police were informed,” the official added.

Police registered a case under Sections 376 (Punishment for rape) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 3/4 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act, 2012 (POCSO) at Khajoori Khas police station.

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President Ram Nath Kovind Pays His Condolences to Former UN Chief Kofi Annan

Annan was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with the UN in 2001 "for their work for a better organised and more peaceful world".

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India condoles former UN chief Kofi Annan's death.
India condoles former UN chief Kofi Annan's death. Flickr

India on Saturday condoled the death of former UN Secretary General and Nobel laureate Kofi Annan with President Ram Nath Kovind expressing his condolences to the former Ghanaian diplomat’s family and the UN community as a whole.

“Sorry to learn of the passing of former Secretary General of the United Nations Kofi Annan,” Kovind said on the Rashtrapati Bhavan Twitter handle.

“My condolences to his family and to the UN community,” he stated.

Annan, 80, died on Saturday in Switzerland after a short illness, with his wife and three children by his side.

“It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that the former Secretary General of the UN and Nobel Peace Laureate, passed away peacefully on Saturday 18th August after a short illness,” his family said.

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Annan was the first black African to take up the role of the world’s top diplomat, serving two terms from 1997 to 2006. Flickr

Annan was the first black African to take up the role of the world’s top diplomat, serving two terms from 1997 to 2006. He later served as the UN special envoy for Syria, leading efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict.

He also led a UN commission to investigate the Rohingya refugee crisis in Myanmar.

The Myanmar government led by Aung San Suu Kyi supported Annan’s recommendations on the crisis in the country’s Rakhine State.

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Annan was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with the UN in 2001 “for their work for a better organised and more peaceful world”.

His tenure as the UN chief coincided with the Iraq war and the HIV/Aids pandemic. (IANS)

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