Victim Dies Of Brain Haemorrhage At Hospital, Accused Held
Nitasha Natu TNN
Mumbai: A three-year-old girl, who had stepped out to watch Ganpati visarjan procession at Aarey Colony, was abducted and raped by a teenager on Friday. The child died of brain haemorrhage at a suburban hospital the next day, sending shockwaves in the area. The accused, Bablu Gupta (18), has been arrested. He was involved in petty thefts in the past, officials said.
The victim, Muskaan (name changed) stayed in a road-facing society at Aarey Colony with her family. On Friday night, her five-year-old sister took her downstairs to watch Ganpati idols headed for immersion. However, the two were separated due to the crowd. Muskaan’s sister thought she had gone home and did not try looking for her.
Gupta, a painter, had been staying with his uncle in Goregaon (W) after he ran away from his hometown in UP. On Friday, a drunk Gupta had joined the revellers at Aarey. “He spotted Muskaan and carried her to a parking lot beneath a flyover on the Western Express Highway at Goregaon (E) around 8 pm. Nobody noticed him in the traffic and the din. Gupta raped the child near a stationary truck. But when she started crying, he panicked and bludgeoned her with a stone,” inspector Dhanaji Nalawade said.
Meanwhile, when Muskaan didn’t return, her family grew worried and started looking for her. “Two constables were patrolling the stretch near the flyover. When residents informed them about the missing child, the cops started quizzing passersby at the flyover. A pedestrian told them that he had heard a child’s cries near a truck. The constables then found Gupta in the same area with bloodstains on his shirt,” an official said. After a search, the cops found Muskaan in a pool of blood. She was alive and was rushed to a nursing home in the vicinity.
Later, Muskaan’s family shifted her to Kokilaben Dhirubai Ambani Hospital in Andheri where she died of brain haemorrhage on Saturday afternoon.
The police are now trying to verify Gupta’s age. In the past, he has spent time at the Dongri remand home for his involvement in thefts at Thane. “A local court has remanded Gupta in police custody till September 12,” senior inspector Suresh Shinde said.
And people say that it's because of the way girls dress up, that's causing such type of crimes against them. Would anyone please tell me what that disgusting fellow found in a 3 year old child that forced him to indulge in such a gruesome act? Committing a crime of this sort on a child who is not yet fully development is a sure shot sign of mental sickness! But no, go ahead and blame the girls.....