A four-year-old raped in Delhi has sustained injuries reminiscent of the December 16, 2012, rape case, doctors have said. With extensive damages in her intestines and private parts, apart from bruises and bites all over her body, she will need a series of surgeries over six months to completely recover, they said.
The child — who has undergone an emergency surgery and is out of danger — said the men had even beaten her with stones and tried to throttle her, sources told NDTV.
The child – who is from a low income family – had been lured from outside her house with chowmein and Rs. 10 on Friday, said her father — a resident of northwest Delhi’s Keshavpuram. Within an hour, she had crawled back, bleeding and in terrible pain.
The girl’s father also claimed the assault was planned.
“The man had taken her to a jungle nearby where another man was waiting and she was raped there,” he said. “They wanted to kill her but heard some woman approaching so ran away, leaving her bleeding profusely. She somehow managed to crawl back.”
The child has named her assailants, but they are yet to be traced, the police said. Also, officers said the case, which currently mentions rape, can also include attempt to murder now that the child is conscious and is giving details of the assault.
The chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women (DCW), Swati Maliwal, who visited the child at the hospital, also described her injuries as “horrific”.
Comparing the assault to the December 2012 rape of a medical student in Delhi that led to countrywide protests, she had added, “Everyday we have a Nirbhaya in Delhi n Nirbhaya Fund is lying unused. Pathetic.”