Punjab: Minor girl suffering from down’s syndrome raped by her 13-year-old brother
In an appalling case reported from Punjab’s Ludhiana district, a seven-year-old girl suffering from Down’s Syndrome was allegedly raped by her 13-year-old brother. Police have now taken the victim’s brother into custody for the crime.
In a bid to protest her son, the victim’s mother, who was privy to the crime, purposely lied to the police that the sexual assault happened during school hours.
The woman personally filed a complaint with the police knowing that the matter would reach the police once she takes her daughter to the hospital for medical, as per a report in Times of India.
Earlier, the locals from the area blocked the road near NH-44 for more than three hours accusing police of incriminating the teen in order to protect the school. Later, the blockade was rescinded after the police were able to talk around the locals.
The sexual assault happened after the victim and her brother came back home from school. Later, the victim's mother left her with the accused to do homework and left the room to complete household chores.
It was during this period that the victim's brother, who studies in eight standared, sexually assaulted her. As the woman came back to the room, the girl asked her mother to take her to the toilet. It was then the woman saw blood coming out of the victim's private parts and came to know of the rape.
The woman then slapped her son after she came to know what he had done. She later hatched a story in order to protect her son. The incident happened around 4 pm, said police.
After the woman's complaint, the police questioned the school principal and other teachers, said Assistant commissioner of police (ACP, North) Gurbinder Singh.
Following the complaint filed by the woman, the cops interrogated the school principal and teaching staff, said Assistant commissioner of police (ACP, North) Gurbinder Singh.
The police became aware of the boy's complicity in the crime when the victim said her brother hit her. Later, the police interrogated the woman and her son, who reportedly admitted to have committed the crime.
Police have charged the boy for rape and other relevant sections of the POCSO Act.