Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: Eight-month-old infant was raped by her 28-year-old cousin in Shakurbasti, northwest Delhi, on Sunday. Police say that the child had suffered severe injuries to her vital organs and was on ventilator support at Kalawati Saran Hospital. She was critical at the time of filing of the report as she had undergone several surgeries.
Police say that the youth had taken the child to a room on the top floor of the house on the pretext of playing with her and sexually assaulted her. He had gagged the child’s mouth so that her cries were inaudible. The Youth had then confessed to his crime during interrogation. Police say that he is unmarried. The child was often left in this home with her other cousins. A case of rape under IPC and POCSO was registered at Subhash Place police station.