Uproar in Delhi after toddler, 5-year-old raped; 3 arrested

The police told the court that Prakash, Sitaram and Rewati who were allegedly under the influence of intoxicants gangraped the minor girl last evening in Anand Vihar area of east Delhi.

Written by Mahender Singh Manral | New Delhi | Updated: October 18, 2015 10:00 am

Close on the heels of the rape of a four-year-old girl last week, a toddler and a five-year-old girl were allegedly raped in two separate incidents in the span of 24 hours, said police.

Police said in the first incident, a two-year-old girl was abducted from a school ground near her house, where she had gone to watch a Ramlila performance. In the second case, a five-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped by three men who were later arrested.

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Joint Commissioner of Police (Southwestern range) Dependra Pathak told The Indian Express that a case has been registered in connection with the toddler’s rape case. “We are looking for the suspects, but no arrest has been made so far,” he said.

Police had initially zeroed in on the possible suspects after CCTV footage in the vicinity showed two men on a motorbike exiting the block at around 12.30 am with the girl between them. However, they ruled out the theory after they recorded the girl’s statement.

She said, “Bhayia mujhe apni godi mein lekar gaye the (The man carried me)”. Police now suspect the role of an insider as the girl did not resist when she was taken by the man.

According to police, the incident came to light after the girl’s father made a PCR call after he found his daughter missing.

“The parents began looking for their daughter, who had run off to the grounds. They called police and launched a massive search. At about 2 am, the girl was found by the locals in a nearby park — 500 mts away from her home. She was bleeding profusely,” said an officer.

She was rushed to Sanjay Gandhi Hospital on Saturday with bleeding from her genital areas. Doctors said she sustained severe injuries, which will need surgery.
Sources said medical examination had confirmed forced penetration. “There are tears in her genital areas which confirm penetration. These caused the bleeding. She also has cuts and bruises on the upper half of her body and her face,” said a hospital source.

Sources said the girl was in shock and could not comprehend what had happened. “We will assign a psychiatrist to assess her condition soon, but assessing the impact of such a trauma on a two-year-old is very difficult. We have put her on pain medications to ease her physical discomfort,” added the source.

In the other incident, three men who were allegedly under the influence of intoxicants raped a five-year-old girl right above her house on Friday.

Police said one of the accused was known to the girl and her family. “The three accused have been identified as Prakash (35), Sita Ram (40) and Rewati (35).

Prakash is known to the girl’s family as he lives on the second floor while the girl lives on the first floor of the building,” said DCP (East) B S Gurjar.

According to police, the incident occurred at about 4:45 pm. Prakash and his friends abducted the child and took her to Prakash’s room, where they repeatedly raped her. The girl’s father is a construction labourer while her mother works as a domestic help. The girl was alone at home when the three abducted her.

“Residents found the girl crying with her clothes partially and covered with blood spots. She told them she was sexually assaulted by the three. Residents then caught hold of them and handed them over to police,” said an officer. Hospital sources said rape has been confirmed.

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  1. R
    Oct 17, 2015 at 6:18 pm
    When criminals rule a country from the abode of parliament, what would you expect? Have we taken any step as responsible citizens to bring about change in the political system. A civilized country progresses though incrementally. A country degresses rapidly if barbarians rule a country.
  2. B
    Oct 17, 2015 at 6:33 pm
    advise to the public ,next time do thrash them & cut off their genitals,they should also know the pain like their victims.
  3. C
    Cod Particle
    Oct 18, 2015 at 1:02 am
    One must not lose sight of the fact that the most important thing that bedevils India as far as the BJP is concerned is cow slaughter and beef consumption. Hence, the plight of human beings is on the backburner. The definition of "acchche din" depends on whether you are an urban middle cl BJP / Modi bhakth or a poor human being who faces the stark realities of life in India.
  4. J
    Jai hind
    Oct 18, 2015 at 7:06 pm
    We have elected to the top offices of this country who have been booked for rape and murder. We have as the top representative of this country a person who presided over the rape and murder of thousands, and who justified it as a reaction to some action who the innocents were not responsible for. We have laws where you get jailed for mere suion of eating meat, and we have thug vigilantes carrying out the capital punishment with the support of the political. Is it a surprise that we see such treatment of daughters and sisters, when we have elected people who have experience in riots, rape and murder.
  5. J
    Oct 17, 2015 at 10:51 pm
    SHAME SHAME SHAME!!!is there a government i charge or have criminals taken charge in india? mr modi.......is your government like the 3 monkeys? get me a banana!
  6. L
    Oct 17, 2015 at 8:13 pm
    They will be out on bail very soon.
  7. M
    Oct 18, 2015 at 3:58 am
    The goons of the heinous crime must be punished in time bound justice & exemplary punishment so that no other goon dares commit such crime. The alarming, progressive rate of such crimes and INCERASINGLY heinous nature of these certainly raises questions & needs to be probed to find out if there is political vendetta to discredit Delhi government & central government by other political outfits, some parties have resorted to no bound spreading of lies, making every attempt to color every incident small or big in to politicking photo-op, Now finally are exposed some even relentlessly tried to frame Modi in murders and "Maut ka Saudagar" activities, and since his rise resorted to any and every activity to bring him down even rejecting bills, legislature proposed & approved by themselves.
  8. N
    Nimish Mehta
    Oct 18, 2015 at 6:36 am
    Ban intoxicants in public places. That is the single most reason for all such grave crimes, whether Nirbhaya case or any else.
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