Mentally unbalanced, twelve year old girl raped by neighbour, family received WhatsApp footage
The horror list gets longer. A twelve year old mentally disturbed girl in Delhi had been sexually abused by her neighbour last Friday 13 April. The victim’s family was unaware of the incident until they received a WhatsApp video the next day, the video showed footage of their child being raped by their neighbour named Bunty. Amid national and international outrage over Unnao, Kathua, Surat case and Uttar Pradesh rape case, the police proceeded this Monday 16 April to the arrest of three accused, in the now Delhi case.
The neighbour identified as Bunty, as well as two of his comrades, were arrested by Delhi police under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO). According to a First Information Report (FIR), the accused lured the girl to a community centre in the village and raped her, while his two friends recorded the scene. Bunty’s friends had been accused under sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and IT Act for their involvement in the crime.
The victim’s family is facing mounting pressures from the accused relatives’ to withdraw the case. The twelve year old family added that Bunty belongs to an influential family and that they now fear for their security. The twelve year old girl suffers from mental disorder and the accused had seized the opportunity to sexually abuse her.