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Eight-Month-Old Girl Raped In India | The Precision

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Indian President, Ram Nath Photo Credit: AFP
An
eight-month-old Indian girl was Tuesday recovering in hospital after
she was raped at her home in Delhi, the latest such case in a country
notorious for high levels of sexual violence.
 
The
girl’s parents rushed her to hospital after discovering her bed covered
in blood when they returned from work on Sunday. She later underwent a
three-hour operation for her injuries.
 
The Press Trust of India
said the girl’s 27-year-old cousin had been arrested and charged under
the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, meaning he could
face a life sentence.
“The worst has happened,” tweeted Swati
Maliwal, the head of the Delhi Commission for Women, after visiting the
girl in hospital.
“An eight-month-old baby has been brutally raped in the Capital and is battling for her life in a hospital.”
A
UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in 2014 said one in three rape
victims in India was a minor and expressed alarm over the widespread
sexual abuse of children.
Nearly 11,000 cases of child rape were
reported in India in 2015, according to the National Crime Records
Bureau’s latest figures.
It said three children were raped every day in Delhi alone.
The city, known as India’s rape capital, hit global headlines in 2012 for the fatal gang-rape of a young female student. (AFP)

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