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Two-year-old girl dies after ‘rape’ by stepfather, hunt on for accused

The incident occurred on November 22 when a woman, living in Sarai Khwaja, left home for her housekeeping job leaving her two daughters with her husband.

delhi Updated: Nov 25, 2017 00:21 IST
Prabhu Razdan
Prabhu Razdan
HIndustan Times
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Crime against children in on the rise in India.

A two-year-old girl died after she was allegedly raped by her stepfather in Faridabad’s Sarai Khwaja area two days ago. Police has registered case against the accused and has launched a hunt for him.

The incident occurred on November 22 when a woman, living in Sarai Khwaja, left home for her housekeeping job leaving her two daughters with her husband.

Police said the woman had three children, two daughters aged four and two, and an eight-year-old son, from a previous marriage. Her first husband had died one-and-a-half-years ago. After her husband’s death, she is reported to have married another man, one Ravi Gupta.

During the course of preliminary investigation, police said it appears that the woman had left her two daughters with the stepfather in their rented house when the incident took place. The son was reportedly not present at home at the time.

In her complaint, the woman said that while she was at work, the accused kept repeatedly calling her phone saying her two-year-old daughter was not feeling well. “When I reached home, I found her in a state of unconsciousness and we rushed her to a hospital in Delhi where doctors declared her dead. They also told us that she had been raped,” the woman said in her complaint.

“We were informed by Delhi Police that an unnatural death of a girl has taken place and our team rushed to Kalawati Hospital and to get post-mortem and forensic examination conducted,” said Sohan Pal Khatana, SHO Sarai Khwaja police station. “We were told the stepfather of the child was with her initially in the hospital, but when he found out that the hospital had informed police, he appears to have fled.”

“The main focus of our investigation is the stepfather. Once we nab him and put him to questioning we will be in a better position to comment further on the case,” the SHO said.

“We have registered a case under section 302, 323IPC and 6 POCSO Act against the accused,” Khatana said. “The body of the child was handed over to family after post-mortem on Thursday. The hunt for the accused, who is absconding, has been launched.”

First Published: Nov 25, 2017 00:20 IST