The Bihar Post

11-month-old breastfeeding baby raped in Indian capital, evokes wide condemnation


In a horrible incident, an 11-month-old breastfeeding baby was allegedly raped by a middle-aged man in the Indian capital of Delhi, evoking severe condemnations from various quarters.

The incident took place in Vikaspuri locality of west Delhi on Friday night.

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According to a report in The Times of India, the infant was taken away by a 36-year-old construction worker who hailed from Bihar while she was sleeping beside her mother in her home at night.

After extensive searches by the family members, the victim baby was later recovered from near a bush in an unconscious state.

The profusely bleeding baby has been admitted to the Intensive care Unit of the Deen Dayal Uapdhyay Hospital where her condition is stated to be critical.

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“The girl was bleeding profusely. Doctors at the hospital have said that her condition is serious,” a senior official was quoted as telling the TOI.

Police have arrested the accused after tracking his mobile location. During interrogation, he reportedly confessed to raping the baby.

The accused reportedly told his interrogators that he raped the baby for about two hours and fled the scene apprehending she had died.

Indian capital had shot into infamy once again when a 23-year-old female physiotherapy intern was beaten, gang-raped and tortured on a moving bus in December 2012, generating nation-wide protests and evoking wide condemnations.

Thirteen days after the incident, she was transferred to a hospital in Singapore for emergency treatment but succumbed to her injuries two days later.

Later the police arrested most of the accused persons but lately in December 2015, one of the six convicts in the case was released from jail after competing full three-year sentence behind the bars.

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