Saturday, June 29, 2013

6-yr-old battles for life after rape

Barasat: Barely three weeks after the brutal rape and murder of a 20-year-old in Barasat'sKamduni, a 6-year-old girl in the same North 24-Parganas town is battling for her life in hospital after being allegedly raped by a 52-year-old man on Thursday evening.

Several stitches were administered to her private parts. The accused and her neighbour, Majid Ali Middyar, has been arrested. Demanding his death sentence, more than one hundred people launched an agitation in front of the Barasat police station on Friday.

The incident comes barely three weeks after the Barasat's Kamduni case in which a 20-year-old college girl was brutally gang raped and murdered by at least eight persons. While the Kamduni incident stirred across the state and even hit the all-India news headlines, but the court trial has not started yet as the CID already missing the chief minister Mamata Banerjee's 15 days deadline, are yet to submit the chargesheet against the accused in Barasat court till on Friday.

At around 7.30pm on Thursday when the girl, a Class-I student of a local primary school, was standing alone in front of her house at Ramakrishnapur near Barasat's Kajipara, Majid - a truck driver - lured her with chocolate and took her to his home. The girl, daughter of a daily wage earner, agreed to go to Majid's house as she also wanted to watch TV.

"After reaching home, Majid sent her daughter-in-law to shop and then gagged the girl and raped her. The girl somehow managed to remove the clothes from her mouth and screamed in pain. On hearing her screams, a neighbour rushed to Majid's home," alleged a local. took the girl to his home, his eldest daughter-in-law was only in the house. He also sent her to a local shop to buy something. Then the monster tortured the little girl brutally even after gagged her with a piece of cloths. He continued the torture her sexually till she somehow managed to remove the cloth from her mouth and screamed in pain. On hearing her screams a woman, a next door neighbour rushed to the Majid's residence to find him torturing the little girl sexually," a local said.

Majid then threatened the woman with dire consequences if she did not leave the place immediately. But the woman started to scream drawing the attention of others in the area, who later roughed up Majid before handing him over to police. also screamed for drawing attention of other locals who rushed to the house and caught the Majid while he tried to flee the spot. Then the angry locals beat him up before handing him over to the police.

The girl was rushed to the Barasat district hospital. According to a hospital sources, the girl was still in critical. "While she was taken to the hospital on Thursday evening she was still bleeding profusely. The doctors had to administer at least five stitches to her private parts. She was recovering slowly," a nurse of the hospital said who was on duty in emergency ward on Friday evening.

On Friday morning the locals gathered in front of the Barasat police station and demanded the accused to be hanged. "Those criminals like Majid deserve only death soon after committing the brutal rape on a little girl. But we have no faith on the police as they hardy take proper action against those culprits even after arresting them and the trial is delayed like recent Kamduni case," said Jharna Bibi, who rescued the girl from the Majid's custody.

The father of the girl said that he was not at his home while Majid lured her daughter to his house. "I was at outside for my job. But I got the news from a local with whom I met there. I rushed to my house while my daughter was already taken to the hospital. Majid, was my neighbour and he lives just after two houses from my residence. He used to come to my house and my daughter called him Majid Dadu. I want him only to be hanged," the father said.

The girl's kin have lodged a complaint of rape with Barasat police on Thursday night. Police, however, registered the case under section PCSO (protection of child from sexual offence), 2012, IPC 4.

"We have arrested Majid on Thursday and produced him in the Barasat court.

The case has been registered for sexual assault on a child according to PCSO (protection of child from sexual offence), 2012 Act," said Bhaskar Mukherjee, additional SP, North 24 Parganas. Majid was remanded in judicial custody for 14 days.


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