The girl was abducted April 15 and kept hostage for two days without food and water in a flat owned by the attacker, said to be in his 30s. He lived on the ground floor of the building in east Delhi’s Gandhi Nagar, in which the victim’s family also stayed, police said.
The girl is now batting for her life in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. The girl who was earlier admitted to Swami Dayananda Hospital in East Delhi was shifted to AIMS after public outcry and as the girl’s condition turned serious. It is learnt that the girl’s throat was cut and her genitals were badly mutilated.
The father of the girl said Friday that the police had offered him Rs.2,000 to keep quiet, and advised him to “thank god that his daughter was alive”.
“We went to the police to register an FIR (First Information Report) but they refused. They never tried to find her, and instead drove us away,” the father of the victim told reporters here outside the Swami Dayananda Hospital.
The father said that when the family finally found the girl Wednesday, the police told the family to not highlight the issue, and offered them Rs.2000 to keep mum.
“The police told us that we should not highlight the issue in the media and gave us Rs.2,000 as kharcha-pani (for expenses and refreshment),” said the father, adding that the police further told them to “thank god that his daughter was alive”. “The police told us to take our daughter home and pray for her recovery,” said one of the girl’s relatives.
The girl was raped repeatedly, and rescued when members of her family heard her screams Wednesday evening, police said.
A doctor treating the child said her condition is “serious” and the “next 24-48 hours are critical”.
Earlier, a large gathering of protestors gathered outside the hospital and shouted slogans, demanding the resignation of the Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dixit. They also demanded that the accused be immediately shot dead.