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18-month-old raped by father’s friend in South Delhi

The toddler was raped on Monday afternoon and found bleeding profusely from her private parts by her mother who had left her with a family friend for babysitting.
The girl continued to remain in critical condition on Tuesday evening.
Within three hours of receiving the compliant the accused Santosh Rai (21), was arrested. Rai works as a security guard in Shahpur Jat.

According to police, the toddler’s father had asked Rai to take care of her as he had to go out for some work. Moreover, since his wife works as a tiffin service provider, there was no one to attend the child. Rai ensured that he will take care of the kid.
As per the complaint, the girl’s parents used to leave her in the custody of the accused for the last two weeks as they had to go to their respective work places.
The incident came to light when the toddler’s mother returned home at around 2.40pm and found her crying. She noticed that she was bleeding from the private parts.
At that time, Rai was also present in the house. On suspicion, she shut Rai in a room and informed her husband who immediately returned home.
“By the time her husband could return, she made a call to the police control room. When police reached the spot, the child was rushed to Safdarjung hospital. Medical examination confirmed sexual assault,” a police officer said. “Rai was produced before a Delhi court on Tuesday, which sent him to 14 days in judicial custody.
A case was registered against him under POCSO Act at Hauz Khas police station,” said Chinmoy Biswal, additional DCP (South). The victim’s family’s ordeal continued at Safdarjung hospital. “We repeatedly demanded the doctors to check my daughter’s injuries but they ran a test, bandaged her injuries and sent us back within hours,” said the girl’s father.


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