A three-year-old girl is critical in hospital after she was raped and her throat was slit, allegedly by a 13-year-old boy from her neighbourhood in Punjab’s Ludhiana.
The boy has been taken into custody. The families of both are from Bihar.
The child’s father alleges that the boy, who works as an assistant in an electrical shop, persuaded her to come with him to play and then raped her. He allegedly tried to kill her by slitting her throat.
The child was found covered in blood and taken to hospital. Doctors say she is stable.
“The three-year-old was brought in with a gash on her throat. She was bleeding. We have treated her. It’s a case of rape and attempted murder,” said Sanjiv Gupta, the doctor who treated the girl.”