HELP FOR FIVE- YEAR- OLD VICTIM OF RAPE
CARE TODAY appeals to citizens for contributions
There is a five- year- old girl in Delhi who, like all children her age, loves to cuddle up to her mother, play and talk about everything under the sun. Meet Gudiya, who is in recovery, after being brutally attacked and raped by her neighbour on April 15. This brutal rape has ripped her and her family’s life apart.
In one of the most horrific incidents in the NCR, Gudiya was raped by two men, one her neighbour who she had trusted enough to go to when he called her. The rapists attacked her brutally, inserting candles and a bottle of hair oil inside her, then locking her up at the scene of the crime, believing she was dead. Miraculously, the little girl fought for her life at Delhi’s AIIMS. Though seriously injured, she lived to see another day.
Recently, Parliament passed the Criminal Law ( Amendment) Bill, 2013, laying down stringent punishment for crimes against women, even death. But even that has not deterred criminals. One in three rape victims in India is a child. According to a report by Delhi- based NGO Asian Centre for Human Rights, there has been a 336 per cent jump in child rape cases between 2001 and 2011 in India, totalling 48,338 in a decade. We must take action and help Gudiya. Still vulnerable, she needs to rediscover her childhood, and learn to live life one step at a time.
Care Today is launching an appeal to support her. We request donors to contribute to this cause and enable us to respond to the child’s needs. Every contribution will make a difference and will go a long way towards giving Gudiya a chance at a happy and normal future. Fifty per cent of the donated amount is eligible for income tax deduction under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act. Contributions more than Rs 5,000 and above will be listed in INDIA TODAY.