The accused lives in the same building and has confessed to the crime, police said.
NEW DELHI: An eight-month-old baby was raped allegedly by her 28-year-old cousin at her home in Delhi, and needed three–hour surgery for her injuries, after which she is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Doctors say she is stable.
The baby was brought, severely wounded and bleeding, to the hospital on Sunday evening.
She was assaulted at her home in west Delhi’s Subhash Nagar when her parents were both out for work, according to the police.
“I left for duty and later my wife also had to leave for about an hour,” said the baby’s father, a labourer. The child was left in the care of a relative in the building.
When the mother, a domestic help, returned, she found the baby crying on a bed that was covered in blood.
The baby was taken to hospital, where it was confirmed that she had been raped.
The family told the police that they suspected the child’s cousin, the father of a boy, who was missing.
The man was arrested last evening. According to the police, he confessed during his interrogation.