STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
New Delhi, 22 September
Delhi Police have arrested a senior citizen for allegedly attempting to sexually assault two minors in Mangolpuri area of outer Delhi late on Saturday evening.
According to police, accused Anant Ram is in his 70s. Police said that the minors, aged eight and four years, are the daughters of his tenant. The incident took place when the victims’ mother had gone out to buy some household items.
Police said that after finding the minors alone at the house, the accused barged into the house and began sexually assaulting them on the pretext of providing them eatables.
Police said that the minors’ father works as an executive with a private firm and their mother is a housewife. The elder sister raised an alarm after which the accused tried to escape.
Hearing the screams, several locals rushed to the house after which Anant Ram fled. The girls then revealed their ordeal to their mother who then informed the police.
Police said that they have registered a case under relevant sections of the Protection Of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and arrested Anant Ram.