New Delhi, February 1: A team of three doctors on Thursday filed the status report in the rape case of an eight-month-old before the Supreme Court’s three-judge Bench. The child was raped by her 28-year-old cousin in north-west Delhi’s Netaji Subash Place on January 28 and underwent a three-hour surgery. Also Read - Two Men Cut Birthday Cake With Pistol, Gets Arrested After Video Goes Viral

The bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwikar and DY Chandrachud asked the petitioner to file a detailed reply on the number of cases pending in various courts across the country with respect to sexual assault cases pending against the age group of 0-10 years. Also Read - 52 Healthcare Workers Show Adverse Reactions COVID-19 Vaccine Shot in Delhi, 1 Hospitalised

On Wednesday, the apex court had directed two doctors of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to visit the child in the hospital and assess her condition. Also Read - Deadlock Continues as Centre-farmers Talks Remain Inconclusive, Next Meet on Jan 19

“We are more concerned about the health of the infant,” the bench had said, after which the Centre assured it that the child will get the best medical care.

The police had said the accused, who has been arrested, had confessed to raping the baby under the influence of liquor.

The girl’s parents used to go out for work leaving their daughter in the custody of their sister-in-law. Since it was a Sunday, their sister-in-law’s son was at home, police had said, adding that when the accused saw that his mother was not around, he allegedly forced himself on the baby.

When the girl’s mother, who works as a maid, returned home at around 12:30 PM, she saw blood stains on the victim’s clothes and informed her husband, they said, adding she was rushed to a hospital where it was found that she had been sexually assaulted.

Subsequently, the police were informed and a case was registered.

With inputs from PTI