A five-year-old girl was raped allegedly by one of her neighbours at the quarters of the US Embassy in the Chanakyapuri area in Delhi, police said on Wednesday.
The 25-year-old accused, a driver by profession, was arrested, they added.
The incident took place on Saturday and a complaint was lodged by the girl’s family members on Sunday, the police said, adding that the child was stable now.
On the statement of the victim’s mother, a rape case was registered under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, they said.
According to the police, both the victim and the accused lived at the embassy quarters. The girl’s father works as a housekeeping staff at the embassy. The accused does not work at the embassy and stays with his parents at the quarters there. However, his father is employed with the embassy.
The girl used to often visit the residence of the accused as they were neighbours, a senior police officer said.
On the day of the incident, she was playing outside her house when the accused, on the pretext of playing games on his mobile phone, took her to his residence, where he raped her in the absence of his parents, the officer added.
After reaching her house, the victim complained to her mother about discomfort and irritation in her private parts, he said.
When the victim’s mother questioned the girl, she narrated her ordeal, after which the former approached the police and lodged a complaint.
The girl was taken for a medical examination and doctors confirmed a penetrative sexual assault on her, the police said.