A mother has told how her 11-month-old baby was snatched from her bed in the middle of the night and raped for two hours before she was found unconscious in bushes with her clothes ripped, nail marks all over her body and covered in blood.
The Victim’s Mother told that “When I woke up in the middle of the night at 1 I saw my infant of 11 month girl was missing, I started screaming for help”. After reaching of Police at 1:30 we found her with help of Police at 2.
Police found her in the near by Jungle bushes with ripped clothes, covered in blood and nail marks all over her tiny body.Mother said that ‘When I saw the police holding my baby I was shocked, I couldn’t speak,. I was numb. I was crying. How did it happen?’
Pushpendra Kumar, Deputy Commissioner of Police (West Delhi), confirmed that a man was arrested and has been charged with rape.
Vijay Singh, 42, has reportedly admitted that he took the child to the bushes beside a drain and raped her for almost two hours.
Mr Kumar said: ‘We found the baby around 2am in the nearby jungle with her clothes torn. The accused has been arrested and the charge sheet has been filed. He is now locked up in Tihar Jail until the case reaches court.’
Sexual violence against females is a highly sensitive issue in India, where the fatal gang-rape of a student on a bus in New Delhi in 2012 sparked deep soul-searching about entrenched violence against women and the failure of authorities to protect them.
India has enacted tougher jail sentences for rapists and promised to try those accused through ‘fast-track’ courts but rape, acid attacks and domestic violence remain common.
An inefficient and underfunded judicial system, particularly outside big cities, and a patriarchal society also mean many victims are scared to come forward and when they do prosecutions move slowly, if at all.
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