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Two-and-a-half-year old deaf-mute girl raped in Rajasthan

A two-and-a-half-year deaf and mute girl was allegedly raped by a 30-year-old man in Bhilwara following which the accused was arrested, the police said today.

The accused identified as Shivnath (30) was arrested yesterday, Station House Officer of Bheemganj police station Hanuman Singh Choudhary told PTI over telephone.

Shivnath was produced in a court this forenoon that sent him to a 14-day judicial custody, the SHO said.

A case under various sections of IPC including 376 (rape) and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) was registered against him, he said.

The victim girl was first sent to a local hospital which referred him to Ajmer’s JLN Hospital, he said.

Toddler was sleeping with her parents under tin shade in the campus of the Mahatma Gandhi Hospital in Bhilwara when the accused allegedly lifted her and took her to a place near the mortuary in the wee hours yesterday and allegedly raped her there, he said.

After committing the alleged crime he slept on the cemented platform there leaving the toddler on the ground, the SHO said.

Parents are said to be labourer and had come to visit one of their ailing relatives in the hospital on Saturday, he said.

When they wake up in the morning they found that their daughter was missing and informed the police chowki, he said, adding the cops searched the girl from near the mortuary.

Most unfortunate situation was that the victim girl was deaf and dumb, quoting parents SHO said.