A four-year-old girl was allegedly assaulted by her private tutor who inserted nails in her, police said. The assault allegedly took place around a month ago when the girl had gone to her landlord’s son in east Delhi’s Trilokpuri for tuitions.
The assault comes months after a five-year-old girl was similarly sexually assaulted by a man who inserted candles in her private parts in Gandhi Nagar, also in east Delhi.
An FIR was registered on Sunday and the accused was arrested on Monday.
“The landlord’s wife would teach the girl, but on days when she was unavailable, her son would pitch in. According to the girl, the man, who is in his mid-20s and disabled, used to beat her up often. On July 7, he took her to another room, stripped her and inserted a nail inside her,” said a source.
The sources said the girl was too scared to confide in her mother. It was only after the girl’s mother saw spots of blood and swelling while changing her clothes that she narrated her ordeal.
The mother confronted the landlord’s wife the next day who allegedly threatened her of dire-consequences if she filed a complaint. Sources said the girl’s family shifted from the house immediately.
“It is only after friends and family members encouraged them not to hush up the matter that they formally registered a complaint with the police,” said the source.
The family members alleged that the police were rude and initially hesitant to register a complaint for the month-old case. “It took us nearly six hours to file a complaint. When they took her for a medical examination, doctors at the nearby government hospital were hesitant as the injury was old,” the girl’s father said.