7-year-old girl fighting for her life after she was brutally raped with metal water pipe by 21-year-old neighbor
The seven-year-old was raped after she was lured to a nearby landfill site by a neighbor who promised her money and chocolates
A seven-year-old girl who was reportedly brutally raped by a 21-year-old man with a metal water pipe in the Indian capital of New Delhi is now said to be in a critical condition and fighting for her life. The incident took place in Shahdara, which is located on the eastern side of the city, and the man has been arrested by the police.
According to the authorities, the 21-year-old was a neighbor and enticed the girl to a nearby landfill site with the promise of chocolate and money. In an FIR (First Information Report,) it was detailed by the girl's mother that the seven-year-old was first choked with the water pipe before it was inserted into her genitals. She also stated in the report that her daughter had been slapped several times.
The mother said that the accused then dropped the child home around 11.30 and that she had a towel around her waist that did not belong to her. She was bleeding profusely from her privates and had to be rushed to a government hospital for urgent surgery.
The Indian Express reported that the 21-year-old man was identified as the culprit by the girl, who managed to recognize him even though he had changed shirts. Police said that he was a ragpicker with no criminal record, though numerous accounts claim he had problems with alcoholism.
The man was beaten up by the residents of the area before he was picked up by the police and has confessed to committing the crime under the influence of alcohol. His wife, who is pregnant, expressed her shock at the incident but insisted that if her husband deserved to face the penalty if he had committed the crime.
"We used to argue over his alcoholism, but I can’t believe he would do this. Police should bring justice to the girl," she said. That view was backed by the 21-year-old's mother as well, who said, "The girl should get justice… I too have daughters and I can feel the pain."
But who will ensure no more rapes in Delhi? Despite my indefinite fast & law created for ensuring death penalty to rapists of children, it's yet to be implemented in Delhi. Delhi Police still lacks 66K personel, fast track courts yet to be created & Centre yet to take cognizance!— Swati Maliwal (@SwatiJaiHind) 18 September 2018
Swati Maliwal, the chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women, tweeted about meeting with the victim. "Just met with 7-year-old rape survivor who was brutally raped in Seemapuri yesterday by a 22-year-old man. He took her to a park, inserted water pipe inside her private part & then raped her. The girl is v critical, has bled incessantly & was operated upon. Mom single parent, v poor!" she wrote.
"Cannot describe the pain the little girl was experiencing. Already malnourished, she has a long struggle ahead. We are going to support her in her legal fight to ensure death penalty to her culprits. Will file compensation application & shall make all efforts to rehabilitate her," she posted in another tweet.
Maliwal also criticized the city's lack of action against such criminals. "But who will ensure no more rapes in Delhi? Despite my indefinite fast & law created for ensuring death penalty to rapists of children, it's yet to be implemented in Delhi. Delhi Police still lacks 66K personnel [sic], fast-track courts yet to be created & Centre yet to take cognizance!" she wrote.