(time.com) – On the sixth anniversary of a brutal gang rape on a bus that left India reeling, a three-year-old girl has been left in a critical condition after she was allegedly raped by a neighbor in Delhi Sunday.
Local media reports that the accused lured the toddler outside her house by promising her sweets, while her laborer parents were away.
The unnamed girl was reportedly found lying on a road in Bindapur village in the capital, and rushed immediately to hospital in a serious condition, with doctors announcing that surgery would take place on Monday.
The accused perpetrator is a 40-year-old security guard, according to the BBC, with Delhi Police confirming that he has been arrested and that a case was registered against him under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act.
He was reportedly found and beaten by other locals, and protests were staged at the local police station in Bindapur.