A mother has told how her 11-month-old baby was snatched from her bed in the middle of the night and raped for two hours before she was found unconscious in bushes with her clothes ripped, nail marks all over her body and covered in blood.
The mother, 25, let out a piercing scream as she realised the toddler had been taken as she slept in her parents’ bed in a tent on a building site in Delhi, India.
‘I woke up and she was gone,’ she told MailOnline. ‘I don’t know what stirred me but when I knew she was missing I was screaming and crying for help.’
Recalling the ordeal, she explained how it took a frantic 30 minute police search before the girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was finally discovered by police.
She said she fears her daughter will now suffer from long-term health problems after being taken from the bed where her husband and their four-year-old son also slept.