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5-year-old girl battling for life

A five-year-old girl raped allegedly by a neighbour after holding her captive for four days is battling for life after she contracted infection from foreign objects inserted into her body.

April 20, 2013 / 11:36 AM IST

A five-year-old girl raped allegedly by a neighbour after holding her captive for four days is battling for life after she contracted infection from foreign objects inserted into her body.


The victim, whom the doctors claimed was undernourished and weighing 20 kg, was shifted to AIIMS from Swami Dayanand Hospital for treatment. She underwent a surgery at the hospital for removing foreign objects from her body.


The horrific incident, which took place in east Delhi's Gandhi Nagar area, sparked protests during which Assistant Commissioner of Police B S Ahlwat slapped a girl protester which left her bleeding in an ear.


The girl, who was missing for the past four days, was rescued from the ground floor of the building where her family was staying. The neighbour fled the spot. Dr R K Bansal of Swami Dayanand hospital said the next 24 to 48 hours will be critical for the girl as there were injuries and bruises on her private parts, chest, lips and cheeks, adding it was one of the worst cases his team of doctors had attended to.


She had some bruises on her neck which indicated that the accused might have tried to strangle her. "She was scared and not fully conscious. Initially she did not allow us to proceed with the examination as she was in tremendous pain. She had fever also and after giving medicines, it became normal. However, the fever recurred and we found she had some infection.

"After giving anaesthesia, more tests were conducted and we found that there were some foreign objects like candle and a 200 ml bottle of hair oil inside her body," Bansal said, adding they were not giving her food as she had infection in her stomach also. The victim's family claimed that policemen tried to bribe them with Rs 2,000 to hush up the case, prompting Delhi Police to order a vigilance inquiry to probe into the allegations.

first published: Apr 20, 2013 11:36 am

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