India rape: Six-year-old survivor’s eyes damaged in attack

  • April 24, 2020

NEW DELHI, INDIA – DECEMBER 16: DU students and members of Asmita Theatre Group hjold placards and shout slogans during a protest against government as Nirbhaya and other rape survivors haven’t received justice, on the seventh anniversary of the Nirbhaya rape case, at Jantar Mantar on December 17, 2019 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

A six-year-old girl is fighting for her life in hospital after being abducted, raped, and nearly blinded in an attack in state of Madhya Pradesh, India.

Indian Police are searching for the perpetrator who inflicted severe injuries to the child’s eyes, in an apparent attempt to stop her from identifying him. The rape survivor is in a critical condition at a hospital in Jabalpur city.

According to police, the girl was playing with friends near her home in a village in Damoh district on Wednesday evening when she was abducted. The girl was found unconscious with her hands tied in an abandoned building in the village on Thursday morning.

The 2012 Delhi gang rape case brought rape and sexual violence under spotlight leading to huge protests and changes to the country’s rape laws.

Despite huge protests and changes being made to the country’s rape laws, sexual crimes continue to be seen across the nation.

Every fourth rape survivor in India is a child, according to crime figures reported by the BBC, with the perpetrators being known to the victims in a large number of rape cases.