Delhi Horror: Brutally raped 12 year old fighting for life in ICU, injuries & bite marks on body accused

Two days after a 12-year-old girl from Delhi’s Paschim Vihar area was hospitalized with serious injuries battling for her life at a hospital after she was allegedly raped in her home, the Delhi police Thursday arrested one person in connection with the case. According to the police, the accused had entered the West Delhi residence of the minor with the intent to ransack but attacked the girl after she spotted him. The brutal incident took place on Tuesday when the minor girl was alone.

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According to police, around 5.30 pm, neighbours spotted the girl in the balcony of her house, covered in blood and unable to stand. They immediately called the police, who rushed to the spot.

She was found soaked in blood. Her body bore deep wounds and she was bleeding from private parts. Preliminary investigation suggests that the minor was brutally attacked with a sharp weapon on her head and back,” said a police officer to The New Indian Express.

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The minor was admitted to the Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital where a team of doctors referred her to AIIMS at midnight after evaluating her grievous injuries.

Police had lodged a case against the unknown under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act and Section 307 (attempt to murder) of IPC. Footage of CCTVs in the West Delhi locality is being scanned for clues, police said.

The police initially suspected the incident took place in the afternoon and the accused was known to the victim. “We didn’t find any signs that someone broke in. Footage from a CCTV outside also showed no signs of the accused. The accused may be an acquaintance who went to the house after everyone left,” said the police.

The girl lives with her family in a one-bedroom apartment. Her father, mother and sister work at a nearby factory. She also helps her family with work. A senior police officer said, “Once the girl is stable, her statement will be recorded. Neighbours also didn’t see anyone entering or leaving the victim’s house at the time of the incident.”

The accused was identified on the basis of CCTV footage and he has previous criminal records, the police said. However, the identity of the accused has not yet been revealed. The survivor, meanwhile, has been operated upon and is stable, said a doctor at AIIMS, where she is undergoing treatment. Doctors have already performed two surgeries — one of the skull and the other in the lower abdomen, due to injuries to her private parts and she is now in the ICU.

However, chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Swati Maliwal, who visited the hospital and interacted with the doctors, said the condition of the girl is “quite serious”.

The girl has multiple head fractures and bite marks all over her body. She has been brutally assaulted to the extent that there are injury marks on every part of her body,” Maliwal said.

Speaking to NDTV, she condemned the attacks and said the law in place needs to be implemented and swiftness and certainty in punishment need to be ensured.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who also visited the hospital, said that the government will hire the best lawyers to bring the guilty to justice. “The government will provide a Rs 10-lakh compensation to the girl’s family,” Kejriwal added.

Before his visit to the hospital, Mr Kejriwal tweeted that the savage assault “has shaken me to the core. Such predators roaming free cannot be tolerated.

East Delhi MP and BJP leader Gautam Gambhir demanded the death penalty for the culprit.

The brutal rape of a 12-yr-old child is absolutely horrific! Those animals deserve nothing less than death. All of us are praying for her and I urge @DelhiPolice to bring the perpetrators to justice at the earliest,” he tweeted.

Citizens have strongly condemned this brutal attack on the young girl and have taken to social media to air their grievances and concerns about women’s safety and address the recurring issue of rape.

It is the need of the hour to ensure that the police investigate the matter thoroughly leaving no detail that could strengthen the case against the accused even further. A fast track court should be arranged and the accused should be punished in a way that serves as a deterrent to heinous crimes like this.

 

 

 

 

 

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