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Gudiya gang rape ‘one of the most barbaric cases’ ever seen: AIIMS doctors | Delhi News

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NEW DELHI: Doctors at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, who treated the five-year-old rape survivor from Gandhi Nagar in east Delhi in 2013, say that it was the one of the most barbaric cases they had ever seen. The victim, named Gudiya by a section of media, had to undergo multiple reconstructive surgeries to repair the private parts that had been damaged as a 200ml bottle and two-three pieces of candle were inserted into them.

There were injuries on her lips, cheeks, arms and the anus. Her neck had bruise marks suggesting that attempts were made to strangle her, doctors said.

The minor girl was brutally raped on April 15 , 2013, in a building in Gandhi Nagar locality where the victim and accused Manoj lived and she was rescued 40 hours later on April 17.

She was initially taken to Swami Dayanand Hospital in east Delhi’s Dilshad Garden from where she was shifted to AIIMS for better care when public anger boiled over. The brutality, bordering on bestial, had shocked the conscience of the city.

Police said that there were efforts to even slit her throat. “She was discharged from AIIMS about a month later. But they were called for follow-ups for further procedures,” one of the doctors said.

At the time of discharge from AIIMS in May, Gudiya had started taking semi-solid food and was able to talk. But she could not pass urine or stool through the natural process. “She had undergone colostomy — a surgical procedure to create an artificial opening to the exterior of the abdomen for passing stool. But after few months, the opening was closed so she could pass urine and stood through the natural process,” the survivor’s family members said.

In 2013, AIIMS had also received another rape survivor, an 11-year-old girl from Sikar in Rajasthan. She had suffered complete perineal tear—there was no partition of muscle left between her rectum and vagina—due to the brutal gang-rape. The girl had to undergo seven major surgeries to reconstruct her private parts.

(The victim’s identity has not been revealed to protect her privacy as per Supreme court directives on cases related to sexual assault)

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