Delhi Shocker: 28 Yr Old Man Held for Raping Eight Month Old Cousin

Delhi Shocker: 28 Yr Old Man Held for Raping Eight Month Old Cousin
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The accused, a daily-wage worker, has reportedly confessed to having sexually assaulted the infant after finding her alone in her house. It took four hours for doctors at a Delhi hospital to operate upon the victims’ internal organs that were brutally damaged due to the assault.

New Delhi (Sputnik) — An eight-month-old baby is battling for life at a Delhi hospital after being allegedly raped by her 28-year-old cousin on Sunday.

Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal who described the incident as “horrific” said, “we have been requesting to change the law to give death sentence to rapists in six months, increase the police accountability, central Government should form a high-level committee but nothing has changed. It is not the rape of eight months old rather its the rape of Women commission.” 

The reported incident took place on Sunday when the infant’s father and mother, both daily-wage earners, went to their respective workplace leaving the infant in the custody of a neighbor. The mother told the police that when she returned home, she found the baby alone crying in a pool of blood inside the house. After initial investigations, the police zeroed in on a relative who lived in the same building but was missing during the investigations. He was later arrested from an unknown location.

In 2012, the brutal gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman in a moving bus in Delhi had sparked massive public outrage prompting the government to overhaul rape laws to expand the definition of sexual offense and toughen up punishments for the perpetrators. However, despite toughened laws and new security measures, the national capital of India continues to be most unsafe accounting for 40 percent of reported rape cases in the year 2016, according to the national crime records bureau.

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