Saturday, February 16, 2013
A six-year-old girl was abducted and raped while playing outside her house in southwest Delhi, India
The brutal attack happened in Gurgaon, in Kapashera, police have confirmed. The girl is in a critical condition in Safdarjung Hospital after undergoing a number of operations. "Her intestines have been partially damaged, while her genitals had major injuries that required emergency reparative surgery," Dr B D Athani, the medical superintendent of the hospital, said. Police said that the girl was abducted while playing outside her house. She was found a few hours later by a motorist on the roadside near Kapashera border in a pool of blood. It appears that the girl's abductor may be someone she knew and that she was gang raped. The case is a shocking reminder of the ongoing violence against women in India, and is likely to fuel anger in the country over the rising number of attacks. In the same suburb of Delhi in October 2012 another six-year-old girl was raped by three men.