An eight-month-old baby was sexually assaulted by her cousin on 28th January. Police said the incident occurred when the baby’s parents had gone to their workplaces and left her with other family members in west Delhi’s Shakurpur Basti.
“The victim’s family stays on the first floor of their house and the other family members on the ground floor. The accused Suraj, 28, who is a cousin of the child, took her to the other part of the building on the pretext of playing with her and sexually assaulted her,” a senior police officer said.
“When her mother, who works as a maid in the area returned home, she found her daughter unconscious lying in a pool of blood. She informed her husband, who is a manual labourer. They took her to a hospital and informed the police,” he said.
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Police have arrested the the alleged perpetrator and charged him under India’s Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act.
What to do? How can Delhi sleep today when 8 month baby has been brutally raped in Capital? Have we become so insensitive or we have simply accepted this as our fate? Where is the sena which attacked a school bus to 'protect honour'? No one to ask questions from the system now?
— Swati Maliwal (@SwatiJaiHind) January 29, 2018
Baby operated on
The infant has now undergone a three-hour-long surgery to repair the tears in her private parts at the city’s Kalawati Saran Children’s Hospital, said doctors.
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According to a doctor, the patient is currently in ICU and out of danger. The baby suffered severe injuries to her vital organs.
According to a report by ANI, the Supreme Court has agreec to hear a PIL seeking justice for the 8-month-old baby. The petition also seeks directions to authorities to shift the baby to a better hospital and ensure compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the family.
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