A 14-year-old student was allegedly raped by her neighbour at knifepoint in New Delhi, police said on Sunday. The accused has been arrested.
"The class 8 student was allegedly raped at knife point by her neighbour at her own residence at Khajuri Khas in east Delhi on Saturday afternoon," said a police officer.
In her police complaint, the victim said that Aalim, 25, forced himself on her and proceeded to sexually assault her after scaling the wall of her house even as her mother slept in the very next room.
Before escaping, Aalim threatened to kill her if she revealed it to anyone. The victim, however, told her mother as soon as he left, police said.
"Aalim was arrested immediately after the victim's medical examination confirmed sexual assault," an officer added.