New Delhi: In a shocking and horrifying incident in New Delhi’s Shakurbasti on Sunday, an eight-month-old baby was allegedly raped by her 28-year-old cousin.The baby received severe injuries in her private parts and was currently admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of a local hospital in a critical condition, police said. Delhi
Commission for Women’s chairperson Swati Maliwal also tweeted about the incident, expressing her anguish over the baby’s rape.
As per the report, the mother of the accused was babysitting the infant at the time of the incident. Soon after, the cousin came to the house and at the pretext of playing with the baby took her to one of the rooms, where he allegedly sexually assaulted her, the police said. They added that the youth gagged the mouth of the infant so as to ensure that her screams could not be heard by anyone in the house.
The child’s mother, who works as a maid nearby, returned home at night, only to find her daughter crying in pain and profusely bleeding from her genitals. The child was immediately rushed to Kalawati Saran Hospital where the doctors confirmed the sexual assault and informed the police. The child has undergone several surgeries and was said to be battling for her life.
The police have arrested the 28-year-old accused, who lives in the same building where the victim’s family stays. The youth had initially denied his involvement in the case when the child’s father, a labourer, confronted him. However, later he fled the home, confirming police’s suspicion of his role in the crime. He was later tracked down and nabbed. The police said that during the interrogation, the accused confessed to raping the baby.