Rape of 8-month-old baby: Team of doctors to decide if infant needs to be shifted to AIIMS, says SC
Asserting that it was "very much concerned" about 8-month-old baby who was raped in Delhi, the Supreme Court on Wednesday directed a team a two doctors to supervise the case and decide if the infant needs to to shifted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). The infant underwent a three-hour-long surgery at the city's Kalawati Saran Children's Hospital on Tuesday.
The baby was allegedly raped by her 28 year old cousin, Suraj. A case has been registered against Suraj under the provisions of POSCO, said a report. The infant's father had said that both he and his wife had gone out for work while the sister-in-law was supposed to baby-sit. Reports say that the child's cousin was playing with her for a while.
The Supreme Court has ordered Delhi Legal Services Authority to assist in the case, reported ANI. The apex court has set mthe next date of heairng in this case for tomorrow.
Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal, who visited the girl, described her injuries as "horrific". Maliwal said that a mechanism should be set up wherein perpetrators of such heinous crimes should be tried in fast track courts and sent to the gallows.
According to reports, when the baby's mother, a maid, returned from work, she found the infant bleeding profusely. Her father, speaking to television reporters, said the bed the baby had been lying on had been smeared with blood.