Five-Year-Old Sexually Assaulted In East Bengaluru

Five-Year-Old Sexually Assaulted In East Bengaluru

Five-Year-Old Sexually Assaulted In East Bengaluru

 In a shocking incident, a 5-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in Kadugondenahalli in East Bengaluru in the wee hours of Saturday. The victim was found lying unconscious with head injuries and a chopped finger at around 2 am by a passerby roughly 500 metres away from a group of make-shift shed houses in Vyalikaval Society construction site in K G Halli where the victim's parents worked and stayed, the police said.

The passer-by informed the police, and the night beat patrol Hoysala reached the spot soon after and rushed the victim to Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital suspecting the head injuries could have been inflicted due to an accident. The doctors examined the victim and found that she had grievous injuries to her genitals and confirmed to the police she was a victim of a brutal sexual assault.

Meanwhile, victim’s parents who were construction labourers and natives of Chitradurga started searching for their child near their house and finally approached the police early morning. The girl was last seen going out of home to attend nature’s call at about 2 am by her mother who fell asleep assuming she had come back and slept.

K G Halli police have registered a case of rape, and several sections under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. They have formed three teams and are on a hunt for the perpetrator. The police are conducting inquiries with the victim’s family’s neighbours to find out if anyone has gone absconding from the area. The police are also waiting for the victim to speak to ascertain if the crime had been committed by someone known to her. Further investigations are underway.

Doctors at Bowring said, the victim has sustained genital injuries including vaginal tears. She is in a state of shock and is yet to talk. However, she is responding well and her vital signs are stable. She has sustained head injuries with bleeding and an amputated ring finger. “Multispecialty treatments including Neurosurgery and Paediatric surgery will be provided to the victim. Sexual assault is confirmed and we have intimated the police and the patient’s parents of the same,” said Dr Manjunath of Bowring Hospital.

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