A nine-month-old baby
was reportedly taken from her mother and thrown of a moving tri-cycle by three men.
According to report, the mother, aged 19 or 20, was gang-r*ped by the men,her baby girl suffered head injuries and was killed in the process.
The attack happened on May 29 in Gurgaon, on the outskirts of New Delhi.
The baby’s mother told the police that she had been attacked after getting into an auto rickshaw with her daughter around midnight on May 29to travel to her parents’ house in Gurgaon, in northern Haryana state.
There were already two men on board, along with the driver.
Gurgaon’s commissioner of police Sandeep Khirwar told AFP they should be able to progress further in the case today, including making possible arrests.
This latest incident comes shortly after two other high-profile rape cases in Haryana.
India has a gruesome record on rape,with the capital New Delhi alone registering 2,199 rape cases in 2015 — an average of six a day.
Nearly 40,000 rape cases are reported every year but the real number is thought to be much higher.
Police said they have registered a case of murder and gang rape after are interrogating several people.
Last month, police arrested a man accused of kidnapping, raping and killing his ex-girlfriend in the state. He is alleged to have smashed her head with bricks before running her over ina car.In another case, a 10-year-old was found to be five months pregnant after allegedly enduring sustained sexual assault at the hands of her stepfather.
A court later granted the girl permission to have an abortion despite Indian law prohibiting terminations beyond 20 weeks.