Gudiya gang rape: The case in which a five-year-old girl was brutally assaulted after raping her private part


In Delhi, exactly three and a half months after the ‘Nirbhaya gang rape’, another such case took place. In April 2013, a 5-year-old girl was gang-raped in East Delhi. After the rape, a candle was put in her private part. An attempt was made to kill her. This was called “Gudiya” gang rape. Two people were arrested in this case. Name- Pradeep and Manoj Shah. The event is going to be for seven years. Now the decision has come in this matter. A Delhi court has sentenced both the convicts to 20-20.

Apart from this, the court has also announced a compensation of Rs 11 lakh to the girl child. However, advocate HS Phoolka, who is fighting the case on behalf of the girl, has said that she wants life sentence against the culprits, so now he will appeal in the Delhi High Court. Gudiya’s father is also dissatisfied with this punishment. He says that his daughter has endured a lot. He had seven surgeries. Apart from this, it is also said that the lives of those people are still in danger due to the culprits. He has not been able to visit his village since the incident.

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The accused, leaving the girl as dead, left the apartment. Symbolic photo – Reuters.

What happened in 2013?

The girl lived with her family in an apartment in East Delhi. Pradeep and Manoj also lived on one floor of the same apartment. On 15 April 2013, both of them kidnapped the girl and locked them in their house. Raped her for two days. Put candles and pieces of plastic bottles in his private part. Tried to kill her. When he thought that the girl was dead, he left his flat and fled.

Here the Gudiya ‘s housemates were searching for him. A complaint of disappearance was also lodged with the police. On April 17, the police discovered the Gudiya. She was found in the same flat. The condition was very critical. Was admitted to the hospital. On 20 April Manoj was arrested from Bihar, on 22, Pradeep was also arrested.

Police filed the charge sheet. The hearing started on the case. In between, Pradeep claimed that he was a minor at the time of the incident. The claim turned out to be false. On January 7, 2020, the Court reserved the verdict, on January 18 was convicted. Now the punishment has been announced.

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