Gurgaon: A nine-month-old baby died when she was thrown out of a moving auto rickshaw on the outskirts of Delhi by men accused of gang-raping her mother. A case of murder and gang-rape has been registered after the attack on May 29 in Gurgaon, said the local police. Nobody has been arrested so far. The woman said she had been attacked on a major highway linking Delhi with the satellite city of Gurgaon after getting into an auto rickshaw with her daughter around midnight on May 29 to travel to her parents' house in Gurgaon. There were already two men on board, along with the driver.
- Woman says she was molested by men in auto
- She resisted, baby started crying, infant thrown from auto
- Woman says men then raped her, no arrests so far
"We are interrogating several people and should be able to progress further in the case today, including making possible arrests," said Gurgaon's commissioner of police Sandeep Khirwar.
He said the baby had died of head injuries, and estimated the mother was aged 19 or 20.
The mother told the police that the men started molesting her as soon as she sat in the auto rickshaw. When she resisted and her daughter started crying, the baby was thrown out onto the road, she alleged.
A police official said that the woman did not initially accuse the men of rape, but added that later to her complaint.
Last month, a 22-year-old woman was gang-raped in a moving car in Gurgaon and
abandoned, semi-conscious, near her house.