The latest case of sexual assault in Delhi has sparked fears once again where cases of abductions and rapes are registering a rise.
The baby, from Vikaspuri, had been sleeping with her mother at a make-shift shelter in a police housing complex when she was taken to a nearby jungle and raped around 10pm, police say.
The child’s mother realised the baby was missing around 11pm and she immediately informed police.
When police officers found arrived at the scene, they found the 11-month-old in an unconscious state and immediately took her to the intensive care unit at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital.
A senior officer said: ‘The girl was bleeding profusely. Doctors at the hospital have said that her condition is serious.’
After discovering an abandoned mobile phone near the child, officers were able to trace it back to the suspect.
He added: ‘The police team was helped by the recovery of the mobile phone to track the location of the accused. We traced him to the labour camp.’ The cops say the accused man lived with other workers in the building and that he admitted that he took the child around 10pm.
The officer said: ‘He said he then took her to the bushes beside a drain and raped her for nearly two hours.’
The man has now been charged with rape and arrested.