Two minors, including a six-year-old girl, were raped in separate incidents in the capital on Tuesday, police said. While one of the accused is a juvenile, the other is a government school teacher.
According to police, the first incident was reported from north Delhi's Hauz Qazi area where
a 14-year-old student alleged that her teacher had repeatedly raped over a period of four years.
"The victim's parents approached the police after the accused, 42-year-old Shailendra Singh, inadvertently said inappropriate things to her sister over the phone," said a senior police officer.
When she told her parents about the conversation, they questioned the victim, a class nine student who stays in the Ajmeri Gate area.
"The victim broke down when her parents questioned her about the teacher's intention. She told them that he had been taking her to different north Delhi hotels over the last four years and sexually assaulting her," the officer said.
Singh had allegedly warned her against telling anyone about the incident and threatened to leak 'indecent' pictures of her on the internet if she did so. A medical examination was conducted when her family approached the police and Singh was immediately arrested, the police claimed.
Another incident was reported from a village in northwest Delhi's Narela on Tuesday morning.
"The victim was playing outside her residence in Kureni village when the accused, her 17-year-old neighbour, lured her to the neighbourhood park on the pretext of playing with her," said an officer.
The victim's parents told the police that he took her to an isolated corner and sexually assaulted her. The girl narrated the incident to her parents who approached the local police.
"She was rushed to Sanjay Gandhi Hospital for a medical examination which confirmed sexual assault. A case was registered and the accused, a juvenile, was apprehended," the officer said.