Tuesday, February 18, 2020

4-month-old baby girl dies after she was 'r.a.p.e.d' by 30-year old cousin at family wedding

A four-month-old baby has died after she was allegedly r.a.p.e.d by her 30-year-old cousin at a family wedding.

The tot's parents were at the wedding in Daudnager, India, on Sunday night when the cousin is claimed to have asked his aunt if he could take her daughter away to play.

The mum agreed but when they failed to return after two hours a search party was launched by guests with locals joining them.

The tiny child was found unconscious on the wedding venue's lawn with her cousin, Times of India reports.

The suspect, who has been named in the publication as Pappu, fled the scene but was arrested the next day.

The baby was rushed to Vivekananda Polyclinic Hospital in Lucknow, where she was pronounced dead by doctors.

Sarvashresth Tripathi, deputy police commissioner, said the baby's dad has filed an allegation that his nephew raped and murdered his daughter, according to the Times.

A post mortem will take place in due course to determine how the baby died and if she was r.a.p.ed..