A two-week old baby reportedly died after being thrown from his mother’s lap while she was being raped on a bus.
The unnamed 28-year-old woman, was on her way to visit her sister with her two weeks old son and her three year old daughter, when the bus pulled into a station in the town of Shishgarh in northern India’s Uttar Pradesh State.
According to Times of India
The men forced alcohol down the 28-year-old’s throat, which left “her in an inebriated condition for over 3 hours.
The woman, a resident of Rampur, was returning home on Monday night after attending a family function at Khapuriya, a nearby village. As she alighted at her destination, the conductor, who belongs to a neighbouring village, promised to drop her
The conductor, Ishwari Prasad, and his friend Shiv Kumar are accused of setting upon the woman on the bus while another of her children, a three-year-old girl, ran away and hid.
“She reached Shishgarh on Monday evening. At the bus station, from where she was to catch a bus to Bareilly, where she met the two accused,” he added.
Another police spokesman, Yamuna Prasad said:
“Her child had been sick for some time and she went to visit her sister to meet a tantrik [a Buddhist healer]. She was returning when she met the two accused at the bus station. She was allegedly raped inside the bus at the bus station. Later, she found her child dead.”
The distraught woman was taken to hospital where she is receiving medical attention.
The little girl managed to slip out of the bus without the attackers seeing and was later found beside her unconscious mother at the side of the road. Her dead baby son is now awaiting an autopsy.
The attack is just one of several recently reported cases of rape against women or children in India.
Earlier this month a 15-year-old girl died after being raped and set on fire in New Delhi.