Rewari: On way home, 7-year-old raped, accused arrested
Just a month after the brutal gangrape of 19-year-old board topper sparked outrage, a 7-year-old was allegedly raped in Rewari, Haryana. The victim was returning home from her school when she was raped by a 35-year-old, identified as Raju. The incident took place on Tuesday, and the accused has been arrested, police said on Wednesday.
The victim, the daughter of a migrant laborer, was lured with sweets by the accused, taken to a secluded field, and raped. The accused fled the scene and the victim somehow managed to reach her home. She was bleeding profusely and her parents took her to a nearby hospital. She has suffered injuries in her private parts.
The victim's mother said on seeing her daughter she immediately recognized what happened. "I could never have imagined a neighbor would do such a thing. The doctors say she's traumatized. I want the accused to be punished severely," she said. Representatives of Child Welfare Committee met the victim and her family. Meanwhile, police registered a case of rape.