Just when we think we have seen all forms of depravity in today's times, comes another shocker. A 7-month-old baby girl was raped by a 19-year-old at a village in Alwar, Rajasthan. The incident took place in Laxmangarh on May 9.
The accused reportedly picked up the infant from her house around 7 pm and took her to a nearby playground. He raped her there. The accused then fled the scene after dumping her in the field.
The accused, identified as Pintu Joshi, was arrested after the survivor’s father filed a case against him.
What exactly happened
In the complaint filed, the 7-month-old's father said the baby was being looked after by his sister-in-law who is visually impaired.
The father, who works as a labourer, added that on returning home, he found the baby missing. His sister-in-law confirmed that Pintu had taken the baby about an hour ago and hadn’t returned since. The father panicked and began searching for her. After several hours, he found his daughter covered in blood in the middle of a football field, which is about a kilometre from their house.
He suspected that Pintu was hiding inside a neighbour’s house, and informed the police. The accused has been booked under IPC Sections 366 A (procuration of minor girl), 376 (rape) and 363 (kidnapping).
The Kathua and Unnao rape cases have not even settled yet, and we’re hearing of rape cases, each more heinous than the other, every day
“This is a shameful act. We are prepared to take the strictest action in the matter to ensure that the child gets justice and no one dares to commit such a heinous act in the future,” said the chairperson of Rajasthan State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Manan Chaturvedi.
According to a report by Indian Express, the baby is in a critical condition and is currently undergoing treatment.
Malvika Bansal is an intern with SheThePeople.Tv