In a shameful incident, an eight-month-old baby girl was allegedly raped by her cousin in northwest Delhi's Netaji Subhash Place on Monday.
The 28-year-old confessed to raping the baby under the influence of alcohol, a senior police official said.
The girl's parents used to go out for work and leave their daughter in the custody of their sister-in-law. Since it was a Sunday, their sister-in-law's son was at home, he said.
When he saw that his mother was not around, the accused allegedly forced himself on the baby, police said.
When the girl's mother, who works as a maid, returned home at around 12.30 pm, she saw blood stains on herdaughter's clothes and informed her husband.
The baby was rushed to a hospital where it was found that she had been sexually assaulted, police said.
Subsequently, the police were informed and a case was registered.
The baby underwent a surgery today and her condition is stable, they added.
Referring to the case, Delhi Women's Commission chief Swati Maliwal tweeted: “The worst has happened. An 8 month old baby has been brutally raped in the Capital and is battling for her life in a Hospital. Going to the hospital to meet her. Am totally numb. Terrified to face her! Please please pray for her”.