The baby is in the Intensive Care Unit and doctors say that her condition is serious.
An 11-month-old baby was allegedly raped for two hours by a 36-year-old construction worker in the locality of Vikaspuri in west
on Friday night, and then abandoned in some bushes by the culprit. Delhi
The Times of India reported today that the infant was sleeping with her mother, when a construction worker, who hails from Bihar and routinely comes to
for work, allegedly whisked the child
away at 10:00 pm. Delhi
After her mother alerted the authorities at 11:00 pm, the baby was later found in an unconscious state by the local police and rushed to
, where she
remains in the Intensive Care Unit. "The girl was bleeding profusely. Doctors
at the hospital have said that her condition is serious," a senior
official told TOI. Deen
The police reportedly found the construction worker's cellphone at the scene of the crime, and tracked him to a nearby settlement for labourers. On sustained questioning, he reportedly confessed, TOI reported.
"He said he then took her to the bushes beside a drain and raped her for nearly two hours," a police official told TOI. "Fearing that she had died when she became unconscious, he left the child in the bushes and fled to his shack."
According to NCRB data, 927 cases of child rape were registered in
last year, and at least three cases of rape took place every day in the
national capital. Delhi
However statistics are far disturbing. Annually 30000 cases gets reported and many more unreported incidents. 98% of rapers are often related or family friends of victims, making it a more awful affair. Sadly, India is yet to have a nation wide plan to deal with its biggest shame.
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