A 17-year-old boy in Delhi attacked his elder sister as he was angered after she purchased a dress worth Rs 100. The boy tortured his sister and gouged out her eyes, the Delhi Commission of Women (DCW) has said.
The family hails from Bihar and lives near Dwarka in Delhi. The 20-year-old victim was rescued by DCW on Tuesday during a routine visit to the area.
The boy's brutality was discovered when members of DCW's mahila panchayat heard the girl's cries during their door-to-door visit in the locality. When they enquired about it, neighbours informed them that the boy often abuses and beats up his sisters.
After hearing about the matter, the mahila panchayat team called up DCW's office and approached the house. When they tried to enter it, the boy abused and threatened to attack them. But they somehow managed to enter the house and found the girl was lying on the floor. Her face was swollen up from the injuries and she was bleeding.
Her brother had locked her up in the house and refused to provide any medical help despite her injuries.
The girl was later admitted to the Safdarjung Hospital where she is being treated. Her condition remains critical and she is in a state of trauma.
Doctors say they are waiting for her swellings to subside so that they can properly assess the nature of damage to her eyes.
DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal visited the girl in Safdarjung Hospital and is monitoring her condition.
Meanwhile, the commission has also contacted the girl's parents who were in Bihar at the time of the assault. They are on their way to Delhi to take care of her.
DCW has also issued summons to the local police station, urging its SHO to take appropriate action against the boy, who is a minor.
They have also learnt that this was not the first time that the boy abused his sister. He also beat his two younger siblings regularly. His eight-year-old sister reportedly told the commission that a day before assaulting her elder sister, their brother attacked her too. Marks of him having tried to bite her were clearly visible on her hands, DCW said.
The commission has also approached court seeking compensation for the girl and is providing her necessary support at the hospital.