A 12-year old boy was allegedly gang-raped and beaten by a group of his friends who even inserted a rod into his genitals.
The sickening attack is said to have happened last Sunday in the Seelampur area in Delhi, India with the boy being left in hospital in critical condition.
The harrowing case was revealed when a woman reported to the Delhi Commission of Women that her 12-year-old son was brutally “sexually assaulted” by four men.
According to her statement, the sick group even inserted a rod into the boy’s genitals before beating him with bricks and rods, local media reported.
The 12-year-old told his parents a few days later, who immediately reported the attack to the police.
The boy was taken to the hospital where he remains in critical condition.
An investigation into the attack is underway.
Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal tweeted: “In Delhi, not even boys are safe.
“A 12-year-old boy was brutally raped by four people and left in a half-dead condition after being beaten with sticks.”
She added that the DCW team has registered an FIR in the matter and one of the suspects has been arrested by police.
Of the four accused persons, Maliwal said that the police have arrested one person while three are still at large.
India’s rape crisis sees a total of 86 rape cases being registered on a daily basis according to recent data.
In another horrific sex attack, a mum and her six-year-old daughter were gang-raped inside a moving car after they accepted a lift from a group of men.
The men had promised the woman and her daughter they would drive them safely back from Piran Kaliyar, a holy site for Muslims and Hindus, on the banks of the Ganga Canal, Roorkee, Uttarakhand province.
The woman said she wanted to “teach him a lesson” after she walked on him as he allegedly tried to abuse the young teen.