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Man held for assaulting minor in Delhi

“As per the version of mother of the victim, the accused Rahul, who resides in their locality committed rape upon the minor girl and ran away,” said the official.

SNS | New Delhi |

The Delhi Police have arrested a man for sexually assaulting an eight-year-old girl, a 32-year-old male, named Rahul, who was detained in the Badarpur region of South East Delhi, according to the police.

Both the victim and the accused used to live in Badarpur in rented housing. A few days ago, the accused moved into the neighbourhood.

According to a senior police official, information about the rape of a juvenile girl was received at the Badarpur police station at about 3 p.m. on Wednesday. The incident occurred in the Molarband Extn region. The personnel raced to the scene right away. The victim, along with her mother, was taken to AIIMS hospital for treatment.

“As per the version of mother of the victim, the accused Rahul, who resides in their locality committed rape upon the minor girl and ran away,” said the official.

Four teams of PS Badarpur were constituted right away to perform a raid at the accused’s most likely location.

“With the help of technical surveillance, the accused was arrested last night from village Baminikhera, Distt Palwal, Haryana from his aunt’s house. The accused Rahul is labour class addicted to drugs,” said the police official.

In this matter, a case has been filed under sections 376, 342, and 323 of the IPC and section 6 of the POCSO Act. The investigation into the matter is continuing.
(with inputs from IANS)