Following the controversial Delhi gang-rape case documentary, news has emerged of a six-year-old girl being brutally raped and beaten with a four-foot iron rod in the Ahmedabad city of India.
The accused, 25-year-old Kaushal Chauhan, allegedly sexually assaulted the girl before inserting a thermo mechanically treated (TMT) iron bar into her private parts, reported The Times of India.
The victim's father, 35-year-old construction worker Ratan Rajput, filed a complaint at the Sola police station when his daughter returned home crying.
According to the complaint lodged by Rajput: "[The] security guard [Chauhan] of the adjoining construction site had taken her [victim] to a basement at the site, molested her, beat her with a TMT iron bar and inserted it into her private parts."
Rajput and other labourers rushed to the site and tried to confront the man but he had fled, said a Sola police official.
The victim was playing at the construction site next to where her father worked when the alleged attack took place.
Police officials later found the accused in the same area, along with the blood stained four-foot iron rod. No penile penetration was alleged in the attack.
"Chauhan maintains he had altercations with the family earlier and that they may have decided to get even. As the girl ventured into the site on Friday, he got hold of her. The girl's family however doesn't know about any such quarrel," said police officials.
Police officials said investigations are ongoing to determine the motive behind the attack.
The news further refreshes the debate on the banning of the BBC documentary India's Daughter in India.
The documentary features an interview with one of the accused rapists in the Delhi gang-rape that took place on 16 December.
"This harrowing documentary, made with the full support and cooperation of the victim's parents, provides a revealing insight into a horrific crime that sent shock waves around the world and led to protests across India demanding changes in attitudes towards women," the BBC said in a statement.