Kolkata, July 16: The three-year-old girl child, who was admitted to SSKM hospital here on Saturday with several needle injuries and a broken arm, could not be operated on Sunday as she was still in trauma, a hospital source said. The girl, a resident of West Bengal’s Purulia district, was brought to the hospital here in a critical condition on Saturday evening, after she was allegedly physically and sexually abused by an elderly person, who employs her mother as a maidservant.
“There are as many as seven needles forced into the child’s body. The needles could not be taken out as it may cause further damage to her body. She is kept under observation,” the hospital source said. Police said they have a lodged a case under Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POSCO) Act against a former home guard named Sanatan Thakur, who employs the girl’s mother, for abusing the child. (IANS)