2013 Gudiya Case: India, Delhi court affirms two men chargeable of kidnapping, rape of 5-year-old girl
A Delhi tribunal on Saturday acquitted two men of a 5-year-old girl’s kidnapping and rape case in 2013, nearly seven years after the girl was identified in serious condition at a temporary accommodation for a friend.
The two defendants-Manoj Shah and Pradeep Kumar-were found guilty of multiple offences by a special POCSO court in Karkardooma.
The tribunal will determine the penalty volume on January 30.
“In our civilisation, on certain occasions, the minor girls are worshipped as a goddess but in the current case the victim child had experienced exceptional inhumanity and brutal oppression,” the tribunal said when it gave its judgment.
“The violence against the accused was most grotesquely and revoltingly perpetrated and the population’s moral consciousness was rocked,” the tribunal said.
The child, actually called by a media section Gudiya (doll), was pronounced dead on April 15, 2013, and was saved from a neighbour’s temporary accommodation in Gandhi Nagar, East Delhi, on April 17. She was confined to a serious condition at Delhi’s AIIMS and was detained simultaneously from Bihar on charges.
The trial that comes just four months once the hells angels-rape and murder of Nirbhaya created a huge uproar due to the nature of the violence.
Whenever the child was saved, inside her genitals signs of candles and bottles were discovered. The two attackers had fled in their private parts after raping Gudiya and shooting a candle and bottle, pretending the child had disappeared.
Delhi cops had reported a case and imposed different charges of alleged murder and rape.