4-year-old Delhi child raped, injuries ‘reminiscent of Nirbhaya’


A four-year-old child raped in Delhi on Friday has sustained extensive injuries and damages in her intestine and private parts.

Doctors have said that her injuries are reminiscent of horrific 16 December rape-case.

They also added, “apart from internal injuries, bruises and bites all over her body, she will need a series of surgeries over six months to completely recover.”

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The incident took place at Keshavpuram, North East Delhi, where the child had allegedly been lured from outside her house.

The girl’s father said the gruesome assault was planned.

He said, “”The man had taken her to a jungle nearby where another man was waiting and she was raped there. They wanted to kill her but heard some woman approaching so ran away, leaving her bleeding profusely. She somehow managed to crawl back.”

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The child has named her assailants but they are yet to be traced by Police.

The chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women (DCW), Swati Maliwal, who visited the child at the hospital, also described her injuries as “horrific”

She added, “Everyday we have a Nirbhaya in Delhi n Nirbhaya Fund is lying unused. Pathetic.”

Last week Delhi police confessed in a letter written to Maliwal that of 7,124 FIRs filed in crimes against women in Delhi, only one culprit was punished.

This admission was made by Delhi Police in a reply to Maliwal, who had sought the record from Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi.

Maliwal also recently wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to use the Nirbhaya Fund to improve safety of women in the capital. Pointing to the media reports that the Nirbhaya fund worth Rs.750 crore was being diverted to Railways to install the CCTV cameras, Maliwal suggested that the funds can also be used to build forensic labs and to rehabilitate sex workers.

Delhi police reports to central government through the Lieutenant Governor’s office.