New Delhi, July 5: A minor boy has been detained for allegedly raping his eight-year-old younger sister in northwest Delhi’s Adarsh Nagar, said police on Wednesday. Also Read - Hyderabad: Denied to Play With Gadget, 12-year-old Boy Jumps to Death From Fifth Floor
On Monday, a local hospital informed the police that a girl, who was profusely bleeding from her private parts, was admitted, stated a senior officer. Also Read - His Marriage Proposal Rejected, Stalker Allegedly Rapes Minor in Telangana; Sets Her Ablaze
The girl explained the horrific incident to a counsellor, said the officer. Apparently, the girl’s elder brother had forced himself on her while their parents were away. When their parents came home late in the evening, they found the girl bleeding and immediately took her to a hospital, added the officer. Also Read - 'Make in India' Now 'Rape in India': In Jharkhand, Rahul Gandhi Repeats Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury's Jibe
On Wednesday, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal checked into the hospital to visit the victim.
According to a statement by the DCW, “She sustained severe injuries and had to undergo a major operation. Currently, she is in a serious condition.” The DCW further stated, “The girl’s parents are daily wage labourers and are very poor.”
The commission had decided to register a case to seek compensation for the victim. Further, DCW said that it would support the girl’s cause and her medical treatment. DCW chief Swati Maliwal said, “The commission shall be assisting the survivor in all ways possible to recover from the trauma.” She pointed out, “ Crimes against women and girls are on a rise in the country and concerted steps have to be taken by governments against them.”
A Delhi Police data mentions that as per the reports, more than two child rape cases occur in the national capital region every day. About 282 cases of child rape have been reported as of April 30, compared to the 278 cases reported in the previous year during the same period. Data shows that last year alone, a total of 894 cases of child rape were reported.