Police released sketches of the three suspects in Gurgaon woman gang-rape case
In the latest report of sexual violence in India to make international news, a 9-month-old baby died when a man threw her out of a moving autorickshaw before he and two others raped her mother, police said Tuesday.
The crime occurred after the woman, whom police described as about 20 years old, boarded the autorickshaw in the suburbs of the capital, New Delhi, on May 29.
"We are interrogating several people and should be able to progress further in the case today, including making possible arrests," Sandeep Khirwar, the commissioner of police in the Gurgaon suburb, told the French news agency AFP on Tuesday.
The men began harassing the woman as soon as she sat down, Khirwar said. When her baby daughter started crying, one of the men flung the child out of the vehicle. The baby died from her head injuries.
"The suspects sexually assaulted the woman in the autorickshaw as it moved on deserted roads in the area," Khirwar told the German news agency dpa. "It is a very heinous incident. We have formed a special investigative team and hope to arrest the three accused soon."
GURUGRAM: Among the thousands of people who took the Yellow and Violet lines of Metro on the morning of May 30 was a 19-year-old woman who was travelling with a dead eight-month-old baby in her arms.
In a place so dark and desolate, there was no one to ask for help. It was past 2am when the men fled, and she waited till dawn, holding the motionless baby in her arms, before she got an auto to her in-laws' place in Old Gurgaon. There, a doctor told her the child had died.
She didn't believe him. Accompanied by her father-in-law, she set out for Tughlakabad in Delhi, where her parents live. They boarded a Metro and visited another doctor who also told her the baby had died. With the body in her arms, she returned to Gurugram, this time to file a police case. She got off at the MG Road station, where her husband and cops were waiting.
The bereaved mother and rape survivor, according to the FIR lodged at the Manesar police station is just 19 years old.