In a very bizarre and brutal attack, a three-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped, sexually assaulted and hung naked from a tree by men posing as employees of a private nursing home in north Bihar’s Madhubani district on January 31, 2015.
According to police sources, the incident took place late on January 29, 2015 at a village in Madhubani, about 190 km northwest from state capital Patna.
Sources claimed that the girl had gone to a private nursing home, located in the jurisdiction of Bisfi Police Station, for a check-up along with her mother on the evening of January 29, 2015.
Preliminary investigations conducted by Police suggested that the abductors offered toffees to lure the victim. She was then taken to a nearby village, assaulted and hung upside down from a mango tree.
Aunsi Police Outpost In-charge Sanjay Kumar said that it appears that the miscreants, after committing the crime, hung her upside down from the tree in the hope that she would eventually die from the ensuing distress.
Kumar added that the girl’s family had initially registered a missing person’s case when she could not be located at the nursing home for several hours. However, more serious sections of Indian Penal Code were added after she was found in that state.
A First Information Report was lodged at the Bisfi police station of Madhubani.
The victim girl was rushed to the Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) in the district headquarters town of Darbhanga, near Madhubani, where the condition of the victim is said to be critical.
Doctors treating the girl claimed that the victim has multiple injury marks on her body, indicating she was assaulted both physically and sexually.
Dr Bhuvan of Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital said that there are injuries on the victim’s private parts. Her condition is critical but stable. One of the prime suspects in the case was caught by villagers on January 31, 2015 and handed over to the police.
Madhubani’s Assistant Superintendent of Police AK Pandey told that the police were able to identify the suspect as Mohammed Tabrez aged 35-year-old and said to be a married man.
The police claimed that they are questioning the suspect. He is believed to have played a role in the incident. However, information about the role of any other person or persons in perpetrating the crime will be known only after they have interrogated this man claimed Pandey.