New Delhi, June 28: Brutal sexual assault on 5-year-old in southeast Delhi; victim's private parts to be reconstructed
Crime and the Capital have long shared an unhealthy liaison. But certain criminal acts make you wary of the
Bruised innocence: Payal at her home
dark side of the human mind.
On the 4th of June, 5-year-old Payal was raped at the railway quarters in Pul Prahlad Pur area in southeast Delhi. She was rushed to AIIMS and the accused Jugnu (26) was nabbed the next day and sent to Tihar Jail. But the victim's troubles are far from over. Her vaginal system has been completely damaged in the incident and she is allowed to eat very little, with doctors fearing further complications.
"My daughter was playing outside our home when she was kidnapped. I searched for her for 2 hours without luck. At around 3.30 pm she returned home. She was dripping blood and her cloths were torn. She told me that a boy took her to the railway quarters and raped her. I took her to the spot and a found a lot of blood there; the blood was literally flowing down the stairs.
My daughter was crying with pain. I called the police and they took her to the hospital. The doctors have operated upon her private parts twice, but she is yet to recover. 2 more operations are to be conducted for complete reconstruction of the parts. Doctors told us that it seems like she was raped by a monster; her private parts are badly ravaged," said Madhu (name changed), mother of the victim.
"We have done 2 surgeries trying to reconstruct the busted muscles. But the wounds are severe and she needs time to recover. At this time she is unable to egest anything from her body," said Doctor Jyoti, a medical expert treating the victim.
The family is in a state of trauma. The victim's father is a plumber by profession and doesn't have enough money for providing adequate treatment to his daughter.
"The monster took away all the happiness in our lives. Payal is suffering unbearable pain. She always carries a catheter; she can't eat, can't go to the washroom. The culprit must be hanged. My daughter is just 5 years old, what wrong could she have done? Why did this happen to my daughter?" asked Shiv Nath (name changed), father of the victim.
The police say they have done their best.
"We received a PCR call at around 4 pm from railway colony and on reaching the spot we found a 5-year-old girl lying in a pool of blood. We immediately took her to the hospital. We arrested the accused within 24 hours of the incident and sent him to jail", said a police officer.