28 days old baby girl raped in India: Khaleej Times

NEW DELHI: Police doubt the veracity of a claim made by a couple in Ramghat village near the northern Indian town of Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh that their 28-day-old baby was raped by a villager. They say it could be just a case of political vendetta. The infant's parents claimed that the child was found bleeding profusely while the suspect was spotted loitering near their house. The couple alleged that the suspect broke into their house and raped their daughter when they were out voting in local elections. A case has been filed against a man from the same village, under Section 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code but the local police found several inconsistencies in the parents' statements, and a local hospital has not confirmed that it was a case of rape. Police suspect that since the accused and the complainants belong to rival political factions, it might be a ploy to settle scores. (Khaleej Times)