A teenager from Delhi who was allegedly tortured, repeatedly raped and force-fed acid has died a sickening painful death after her â€˜internal organs were destroyed.â€™
The 14-year-old â€˜Dalitâ€™ â€“ a member of the lowest caste in Indiaâ€™s social system, also known as an â€˜untouchable â€˜ â€“ is said to have been drugged and raped by her familyâ€™s neighbour last year.
He allegedly kidnapped the teenager again ahead of a court hearing in May before torturing and raping her.Her parents are reportedly street cleaners and currently at the hospital where she was treated, Max Hospital in Shalimar Bagh, North westÂ Delhi.
She was forced to swallow a corrosive liquid, possibly an acid, by the man and â€˜died a very painful deathâ€™,She said the neighbour, named only as Shivshankar, was arrested only after the DCW became involved.
â€œThe girl was fed a corrosive substance which completely destroyed her internal organs and she died a very painful death.
â€œThere are so many questions we can raise over the police action in this case? Why was the accused not arrested? Why was the Prevention of Atrocities Act not applied in this case?â€With parents of 14 year old victim. Very poor n inconsolable. How many Nirbhayas does Delhi want? We all simply wait for next Nirbhaya to die.