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Shocker: Teen Booked For Raping Two-Year-Old In Patiala

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Patiala rape case: A 14-year-old speech impaired boy allegedly raped a 2-year-old girl on April 4, Sunday while they were playing on the terrace of the girl’s house. The accused has been booked by the local police on April 7, Wednesday.
The incident took place in the Yadavendra Colony of Patiala city. The rape survivor is currently undergoing treatment at the GTB Hospital in Delhi. She underwent a medical examination while undergoing treatment and the reports are awaited.
The police reported that the accused was playing with the toddler on the terrace of her home. Her mother was out of the house when he allegedly raped her. She came to rescue when her mother and grandfather reached the terrace, hearing her cries. The boy immediately handed over the girl to the mother and fled the spot. The accused has not been arrested as of yet.
According to a report, the boy was playing outside in the streets when he noticed the survivor’s mother leave her house. He took benefit of the situation and entered the house. However, when the minor started screaming, her mother rushed back and found the teen allegedly raping her

Police Officer Lakhwinder Singh, who is investigating the case said, “The mother of the rape survivor said that her daughter was screaming when the accused pounced on her, adding that the accused managed to flee. We have registered the case under Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 4 of the POCSO Act.”

Singh further added that the doctors will be able to comment further on the case only after looking at the reports of the medical examinations.

The Investigating Officer also added that the accused, who is a student of class 7, will be produced before the Juvenile court for further proceedings after he is arrested.

In a similar incident, a four-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a teenager last year in December. The accused was reportedly related to the survivor and lived in her neighbourhood.

Data by National Crime Record Bureau suggests that in 94 percent cases of rape, the perpetrators are known to the survivor in India. This figure raises questions on how we talk to our children about sexual safety and deal with incidences of sexual assault.

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