8-month-old infant Rape Case: SC sets 2 doctor team to supervise


New Delhi, Jan 31: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed that two doctors from AIIMS would supervise the case of the 8-month-old girl case, who was raped by her 28-year-old cousin.  

The doctors would decide whether to shift the child to AIIMS or what could be the best possible step for her.

The top court also ordered Delhi Legal Services Authority to assist in the case.

SC will further hear the rape case on Thursday.

Earlier in a day, the apex court had agreed to hear the PIL seeking justice for the 8-month-old baby. The petition sought directions to authorities to shift the baby to a better hospital and ensure compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the family.

The horrific incident took place in northwest Delhi’s Netaji Subhash Place. Following which, the culprit was arrested on Monday and he had confessed to raping the baby on Sunday under the influence of alcohol.

The infant underwent a three-hour-long surgery for her injuries, after which she was in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

The victim’s parents used to go out for work and leave their daughter in the custody of their sister-in-law. Since it was a Sunday, their sister-in-law’s son was at home.

When he saw that his mother was not around, the accused allegedly forced himself on the baby, police stated.

On returning home around 12:30 PM, infant’s mother, saw blood stains on her daughter’s clothes and informed about this to her husband.

The father said he had left his two daughters “safe and sound” in the custody of their relative.

“My wife left for work around 10-11 AM. When she returned after one and a half hours, she saw blood on the bed and our daughter’s condition was not good”, he asserted.


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