According to the mother of the 7 year old victim, on Monday the 17th of September she found her daughter in a towel around her waist and bleeding -- near her home. After being raped with a water hose in New Delhi, and been given 10 rupees and a piece of chocolate in exchange for her silence by her abuser. The incident causing outrage amongst women all over the country, resulting in rebelling against rape uprising. In a series of tweets, Maliwal provided additional details of the attack, saying the girl, who comes from a poor family, had been lured to a park in Seemapuri, where the perpetrator assaulted her. She was bleeding "incessantly" after the attack, Maliwal tweeted.
In an interview to CNN it is reported that the young 26-year-old mother scooped up the frightened child and asked her to point out the man who abused her. The girl later picked out the attacker in a crowd of men gathered nearby, she said. The enraged mother states "He should be hanged, Life imprisonment is too small a punishment. It is nothing compared to what he has done."
As the mother whose identity is withheld because rape victims and their families cannot be identified under Indian law explains her despair she goes further onto state to reporters."She was holding her stomach and she was bleeding, “When I saw her blood, there was no strength left in my body."
The girl was in critical condition at a New Delhi hospital after undergoing surgery for injuries she suffered in the attack, officials said Wednesday the 19th of September. Her mother not leaving her bed side.
The horrific details of the rape then came to light stating that the man not only raped her with a hose but then proceeded to wrap the hose around the infants neck.
The suspected man is described as a rag picker who rummages through refuse in the streets. Meghna Yadav, a deputy commissioner with the Delhi Police reported “ A 21-year-old has been arrested in connection with the rape, which occurred in the district of Shahdara in the north-eastern part of the city”. She then went onto say she could not provide further details.
Swati Maliwal, chairwoman of the Delhi Commission for Women, said the girl was in extreme pain after the attack.
Concern for the infant’s long-term mental effects of the assault are high. However the victim’s mother states "She will have to forget about this. ... She should just forget."A almost helpless and sickening response from a woman who is being failed by the law in a fight against this grave injustice.
The girl is walking and eating and that doctors expected her to recover physically (Thursday the 20th of September).Stating to the mother of the victim “They are saying that thank God that your daughter is strong. ... This is the first time we have seen a girl with so much strength,".
A very unfortunate situation that these rape cases are not ending in the city Delhi.Police resources continue to be extremely low in Delhi. However many are going to support her in her legal fight to ensure death penalty to her culprits and will also file compensation application & shall make all efforts to rehabilitate her.
As per thequint “The records show that while in 2015, 10,854 cases of rape under Section 376 of the IPC and under Sections 4 and 6 of the Protection of Children against Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act were registered pan-India, 2016 saw 19,765 of such cases being registered.The most number of minor rape cases were reported in Madhya Pradesh (2,467), Maharashtra (2,292), Uttar Pradesh (2,115), Odisha (1,258) and Tamil Nadu (1,169) in 2016”.With thousands more afraid to report. If a stronger application of justice is displayed in cases such as this infant’s where it has gained much public interest and punishments for the abusers is severe. It may prevent men from treating women as objects at disposal so their pleasure.
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