New Delhi: A day after Uttar Pradesh Police came under fire for its inhuman behavior, another shocking example of its insensitivity came to the fore when a Delhi Police personnel allegedly slapped a woman protester inside the Swami Dayanand Hospital in full public view. READ MORE: 5-year-old Delhi rape survivor critical READ MORE: Aligarh: Report confirms rape of minor (JPN/Agencies)
Police officer’s action was caught on camera as he tried to assault one woman protester while shoving the other female. The two along with other women were screaming at the policemen and protesting against the brutal rape of a five-year-old, who is currently battling for life in the hospital.
The public anger is growing against the incident and ineffectiveness of Delhi Police in checking the growing cases of violence against women in the national capital.
Meanwhile, son of Delhi Chief Minister and Congress MP Sandeep Dikshit, who had come to visit the victim in the hospital was reportedly heckled by the protesters.
The incident has sparked outrage with Arvind Kejriwal, national convenor of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), questioning the continuance of Neeraj Kumar as the Delhi Police Commissioner. Kejriwal on Friday took to micro blogging site Twitter and said: “Rapes continue unabated in Delhi. Shouldn't police commissioner be sacked? (sic)”
Earlier, the AAP alleged that the police tried to dispose the matter by offering some money to the family. "The police tried to suppress the matter and even offered Rs 2,000 to the family to keep quiet. On top of that, the child was admitted to a hospital which does not even have proper facilities and equipment," AAP spokesperson Aswathi Muralidharan said.
The toddler was allegedly raped several times and badly mutilated by neighbour and is battling for her life.
Doctors reveal horrific details
According to reports, the five-year-old victim is likely to be transferred to Delhi’s Lok Nayak Jai Prakash hospital as the nature of her injuries are very severe.
She is currently being treated at East Delhi's Swami Dayanand hospital. A 200 ml bottle and pieces of candle were inserted into the private parts of the five-year-old rape victim, a doctor said on Friday, adding that he had "never seen such a case".
"Upon examination, we found a 200 ml bottle and two or three pieces of candle inserted into her private parts.
This is the first time that I have seen such barbarism with a five-year-old," RK Bansal, medical superintendent, Swami Dayanand Hospital said.
"There were injuries on her lips and cheeks and bruise marks on her neck, suggesting that attempts were made to strangle her. The blood pressure was way below normal, and she had fever when she was admitted," the doctor said.
"The child's condition is very critical. She is in ICU right now and will be under observation for the next 24-48 hours," he said.
Unsafe Delhi: 5-year-old kept hostage for two days
The girl was abducted from outside her house in east Delhi's Gandhi Nagar on April 15 and raped repeatedly, police said. The girl was rescued when her family members said they heard her screams emanating from the accused's flat on Wednesday evening, police said.
The accused, believed to be in his 30s, lived on ground floor of the building and kept the girl hostage there for two days.
The victim's family alleged that police were reluctant in filing a rape case and they acted late in locating her. Girl's parents alleged that the police built pressure on them not to raise their voice. Meanwhile, the incident sparked outrage in the national capital with Aam Aadmi Party workers taking to streets in protest against the brutalisation of the five-year-old.
The latest incident has brought back the memories of brutal gang-rape and assault of a medical student on moving bus on the night of December 16 last year in Delhi.
New Delhi: A day after Uttar Pradesh Police came under fire for its inhuman behavior, another shocking example of its insensitivity came to the fore when a Delhi Police personnel allegedly slapped a woman protester inside the Swami Dayanand Hospital in full public view.
READ MORE: 5-year-old Delhi rape survivor critical
READ MORE: Aligarh: Report confirms rape of minor