Labourer rapes and dumps infant

Labourer rapes and dumps infant

The 10-month-old child is being treated

A ten month old infant was raped and dumped at a desolate place by a 38-year-old labourer in West Delhi's Vikaspuri area on Friday late night.

The infant was rushed to Deen Dayal Upadhyay (DDU) Hospital after police found her lying near a construction site. The girl had sustained injuries because of which she had to undergo an operation. The accused has been arrested.

The incident took place when the infant was sleeping with her family in a JJ cluster located near the construction site of the boundary wall of Delhi Police’s Third Battalion police line.

The accused allegedly walked into their house and took away the girl and raped her near a desolate spot.

Fearing that the infant was dead, the accused fled the spot and mistakenly dropped his cell phone at the spot.

The family woke up around 12:15 am in the night and realised that the girl was

They alerted their neighbours and informed the police after which they reached the spot with police officers.

The family along with the police conducted search operations. The accused had also joined in the rescue operations in a bid to avoid suspicion.

After 20 minutes, faint cries of the girl were heard and the girl was reunited with her parents.

A mobile phone was also found lying near the girl. The accused was traced when the owner of the mobile was ascertained, said police.

“We rushed her to DDU hospital where the MLC was made and rape was confirmed the girl had to undergo an operation but she is currently out of danger,” the officer added.

The Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal visited the family at DDU hospital in the morning.

 “Woke up to another brutal rape in the Capital. This time of a 1 year old. Horrific. Rushing to the hospital to see her(sic)," Maliwal tweeted.

After meeting the girl’s family Maliwal said: “How many Nirbhayas Delhi needs for the deaf system to wake up. Despite our demand, no High Level Committee on women safety has been set up .These girls are no one's girls. State doesn't stand with them and they are reduced to mere stories”.

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