A six-year-old girl raped in Gurgaon’s Kherki Daula on Thursday evening has been admitted in Delhi’s Safdarjung hospital in a critical condition.
Police on Friday arrested two people for the crime.
The main accused, Rakesh Kumar, a resident of Uttaranchal, works at a dhaba in Delhi, police said. He lived in Kherki Daula at his sister’s house till a few months ago.
On Tuesday, he visited his sister with his friend Suresh Kumar when he noticed the girl outside her house.
Rakesh asked the girl about the location of a chicken shop and when she pointed towards a shop, he asked her to escort them, said investigating officer, sub-inspector Suman.
“The accused offered to give her sweets and noodles and she went with them. Rakesh raped her at a secluded spot near a cremation ground while the co-accused kept an eye on passers-by,” the officer said.
The accused reportedly gagged the victim and then raped her. The girl managed to scream, alerting people walking by. The locals nabbed the accused and handed him over to the police.
The victim’s parents, who hail from Madhya Pradesh and work as labourers in a local factory, were at work when the incident happened.
The parents rushed her to the civil hospital in Gurgaon from where the doctors referred her to Safdarjung hospital in Delhi. The girl has reportedly been operated upon and is in critical condition.
The police booked the accused under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. Police said the accused were arrested and sent to 14 days’ judicial custody.
The officer said the victim is in shock.