BENGALURU: The five-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted on Saturday morning was looking forward to joining a school in next few days. She is now battling for life and the horrific incident has left her family traumatised.
“My father was searching for a school to admit her and she was very excited,” victim’s elder brother told Express.
“On Sunday, the girl was also about to leave Bengaluru to visit her grandmother in Ballari,” added the 10-year-old boy, who was siting alone outside the shed.
On Friday evening, the girl, youngest in the family, had spent a lot of time playing with her friends. “She played for almost four hours and then came home and slept. When she went missing, my mother got panicked and started screaming. She searched for her inside all the sheds in the vicinity,” he said.
Geetha, who found the girl, said; “It was around 2.15 am when I came out of my house on hearing the sound of glass break. I found the girl lying in a pool of blood. I immediately alerted the house owner who informed the police.”
“There were bite marks on her cheeks and fingers. When girl was lifted to be taken to hospital, it started bleeding from her head. Neighbours were shocked by the incident and some of them were too scared to come out of their houses,” Geetha added.
Murugesh, a civic contractor, who stays in the same locality, helped the police nab the accused.
“Based on the information I provided, 13 youths were rounded up. Police identified one of the suspects who later confessed to have sexually assaulted the girl.”
Miskin, vice-president of Veeranapalya Residents Welfare Association, said several requests to BBMP to install the street lights in last two years had fallen on deaf ears.