8-month-old battles for life after relative rapes her

ANI | Updated: Jan 30, 2018 03:24 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan. 30 (ANI): An eight-month-old girl was admitted to a hospital with serious injuries after she was allegedly raped by her 27-year-old cousin brother in northwest Delhi's Shakurbasti.

The incident came to light on Monday, when the infant was admitted to a local hospital.

The brutal crime took place when the girl's parents, both working, had left her at their relatives' house.

The father of the victim, who is a labourer, said as he and his wife had to go to their respective workplaces, they had left the girl at the house of his elder brother, whose son is an accused in the matter.

"When she (the wife) came back home, she saw blood on the bed and on the infant's clothes," said the victim's father.

On enquiring, the accused's mother said the girl had urinated.

When the victim was taken to a doctor, the same advised them to inform the police and admit her to a hospital.

The victim is now battling for her life after undergoing a three-hour-long operation in Kalawati Saran Hospital while the accused cousin brother has been arrested from his house only. (ANI)