It was the wee hours of Saturday morning, and all she wanted to do was to attend natureās call. So she stepped out of the small tent where she was living with her poor parents. Hours later, she was found injured and unconscious on the road. It was later confirmed that she was raped. She was just 5 years old, and this happened not very far away from the heart of Bengaluru city.
The police have confirmed to The News Minute that the 5-year-old was raped by unknown person(s) early on Saturday morning.
The girl, who was found unconscious with a head injury near her house, and was taken to Bowring hospital by the police, where she continues to undergo treatment. Reports say that her condition is critical and that she would be shifted to the ICU soon.
According to the police, the girl ventured out of her tent around 2 am on Saturday to answer the nature's call. The girl had been living in the tent with her parents, in the KG Halli police station limits. The tent did not have any sanitation facilities.
The beat police received a call from a passerby, informing them about a minor girl who was lying on the road with injuries. With the help of the area patrol vehicle, the police team shifted the girl to the hospital. At the hospital, the doctors found during medical examination, that she was sexually assaulted.
The police also found the girl's mother searching for her in the vicinity and brought her to the hospital.
Following this, the KG Halli police registered a case against unknown person(s) under POCSO. The police have launched a hunt for the accused.
Bengaluru Development Minister KJ George visited the hospital on Saturday. After visiting the victim, the minister said that the culprits would be brought to book soon.
"The girl's parents visited Bengaluru from Chitradurga for work. This is such a heinous crime and the girl has sustained serious injuries. Tough action will be taken against the culprits," the minister told reporters.
Bowring hospital dean Dr Manjunath told News 9 that the girl's vital organs were stable.
"The girl is a little disoriented, but her vital organs are stable. She is responding to people speaking to her. One of her fingers were found to have been cut off and she had severe head injury when she was admitted," the doctor said.