November 24th, 2016
Three or thirty, women of all ages unsafe from predators. A chilling tale of a rape and attempted murder of a three-year-old girl has come to light in Delhi.
A three-year-old girl was playing outside her residence with her older sister when suddenly Balbir, a scrap dealer who lived in the same house offered her chocolate. The innocent kid took those chocolates and went on a stroll with her ‘uncle’.
Little did she knew of her uncle’s ill intentions. Balbir abducted the little girl and took her to a secluded spot and then raped her. The girl kept crying which angered Balbir. He strangled and dumped her in a drain and covered the area with garbage, assuming that the girl was dead.
The sister of the victim is mentally disabled. She was also offered chocolate by Balbir’s friend while playing with her sister, but she refused and went back home crying. She was disturbed and kept calling out Balbir’s name repeatedly. But no one took her seriously due to her mental disability.
When the parents were not able to find their daughter, they called the Police control room. The police spoke to the six-year-old sister as she was last with the victim. She told police that Balbir took her little sister to a deserted lane. The police went to Balbir’s residence. He was drunk, and with blood stains on his shirt, for which he failed to give an explanation. The police detained him. After four hours of interrogation, he confessed that he had raped and ‘killed’ the girl. He guided the police to the spot where he had dumped the body.
In chilling Delhi winters, when even covering body from head to toe doesn’t work, a three-year-old girl was left to die. The police team reached the spot early morning around 6 AM and found the girl lying in the drain, motionless. She was rushed to the hospital, and after treatment regained her consciousness. She was terrified, and after seeing her parents started crying and hugged them tightly. She lay in the drain all night and luckily survived. There were some internal injuries and some scratch marks. She is now out of danger as reported by Hindustan Times.
The accused Balbir came to Delhi almost three years ago from his hometown in Bihar and started working as a scrap dealer with the girl’s father. He lived in the same house with his father-in-law and 16-year-old son. His wife resides in Uttar Pradesh. He was arrested from his residence. It was a shock to the little girl’s family as he was very close to them.
Statistics of Child rape
As per the reports compiled by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) in 2015, 8,800 cases of child rape were registered across the country under the POCSO (Protection of Children Against Sexual Offences) Act. The data revealed that the neighbours were the biggest abusers in 35.8% cases while in 10% cases children were subjected to rape by their family members or relatives and 94.8 percent of cases were of children who were subjected to rape by someone known to them. The complete report can be found here.