Abandoned by parents, Delhi sisters found maggot-infested and starving
Two sisters, who were starving for days after being abandoned their parents, were rescued from their Samaypur Badli home in outer Delhi last week.delhi Updated: Aug 26, 2016 18:38 IST
Two children abandoned by their parents for four days without food and water were rescued from their Samaypur Badli home in outer Delhi last week, police said.
The mother, Rosy, had left home two months ago with her five-year-old son. Their father, Bablu, left on August 15. Officials said 35-year-old Bablu was unemployed and an alcoholic.
Eight-year-old Alka and three-year-old Jyoti were rescued after neighbours called police on August 19. Officials said the sisters, frail due to hunger and thirst, were found on a rickety charpoy in a dingy room. They had maggot infestation on their heads.
The ground floor home -- where the family had been staying on rent for two years -- is near Shiv Mandir in Nepali Colony.
“The neighbours got to know something was wrong after stench started spreading. It was difficult to enter the room because of the strong, foul smell. The sisters were nearly dead and their wounds had started to rot,” a police official said.
“There was no food in the room. There were no windows for air circulation and the hot and humid room was infested with mosquitoes and flies.
“The sisters were rushed to the Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital in Rohini. Doctors were stunned after seeing the poor condition of the two. The rotting wounds had started impacting their brains. They were put under special treatment for four days. Now their condition is gradually stabilising,” he said.
The police have sent a report on the case to the Child Welfare Committee (CWC), which has directed that the two girls should be kept in the hospital till they recover completely before sending them to a rehabilitation centre.