Delhi: A 7-year-old girl of the Shahdara’s Seemapuri area has allegedly been raped by her very own neighbour. The incident happened in the daylight when the girl was playing outside her residence at around 10.30 pm on Monday. The accused apparently took her to the bushes near the DLF chowk, inserted a water pipe into her private parts and raped her.
After she came back home, she narrated her ordeal to her mother on being asked about the bleeding.
The victim’s mother has filed a complaint at the Seemapuri police station under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and the accused, who is a ragpicker, was arrested on Monday itself, reported The Hindustan Times.
The victim has been admitted to the Guru Teg Bahadur hospital and the doctor said the excess bleeding was due to an injury in her private parts and mentioned that no foreign object was inserted.
The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson Swati Maliwal tweeted about the incident, saying, “Cannot describe the pain the little girl was experiencing. Already malnourished, she has a long struggle ahead. We are going to support her in her legal fight to ensure death penalty to her culprits. Will file compensation application & shall make all efforts to rehabilitate her (sic).”
Cannot describe the pain the little girl was experiencing. Already malnourished, she has a long struggle ahead. We are going to support her in her legal fight to ensure death penalty to her culprits. Will file compensation application & shall make all efforts to rehabilitate her.
— Swati Maliwal (@SwatiJaiHind) September 18, 2018
The DCW said it will also file an application seeking compensation for the rape survivor.
With around 282 cases of child rape in the first four months of this year, we really don’t know where and when will a woman, a girl, a child or for that matter of fact, anybody will ever feel safe in India.
The brutalization of women has risen alarmingly and curbing of bestial masculinity and inefficiency of the police and the judicial system seems like a daunting challenge to our country and it’s countrymen.
Rape has become an everyday news and there have been incidents where none other than our own authorities feel ashamed to even talk about it. It is their support what the victims of this nation seek, first, and it is high time they should do something about this.