Six-month-old baby allegedly sexually assaulted in Mumbai

Mumbai A case of sexual assault was registered against unidentified persons after a six-month-old girl was brought in bleeding profusely at a civic-run hospital in Mumbai, police said on Thursday.

On January 27, the baby girl was brought to the civic-run KEM Hospital.

Police were reportedly notified about the case but they refused to register an FIR, stating that the injury to the girl's private part was caused by a rat bite.

When the medical report by the doctors confirmed that there were signs of forceful penetration with an unknown object, an FIR was registered against some unknown persons under section 3 (penetrative sexual assault) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act and IPC section 354 (outraging the modesty of a woman), Suresh Unawane, senior inspector at Shivaji Park police station in Mumbai, said.

"There was no delay in filing the FIR. We were waiting for the medical report," Mr Unawane claimed.

The baby's mother is a street vendor.

Story First Published: February 07, 2013 17:43 IST

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