A 15-year-old mentally challenged girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by two persons, including an alleged eunuch, in northwest Delhi’s Ashok Vihar area on Friday night.
The two accused — Nisha, the alleged eunuch, and Tara Chand, both neighbours of the girl, were arrested within a few hours of the alleged crime, police said.
According to the police, the teenager was sitting outside her house when she was allegedly abducted by Nisha. Police said Nisha allegedly took the girl to a room, barely 50 metres from her house whereTara Chand joined them later. Both of them then allegedly sexually abused the girl before fleeing the spot.
“On Friday, Nisha took the girl to a room on the pretext of giving her sweets and goodies. Later on, Tara Chand also came to the room and the two locked the room from the inside. Both Nisha and Tara Chand were aware that the girl was mentally challenged and would not resist their attempt,” a police officer said.
Meanwhile, the girl’s mother found her missing and launched a search for her. When she could not find her, she inquired about her whereabouts from the neighbours.
“The girl’s mother panicked when she could not find her and went around looking for her in the colony. While she was searching for her, she spotted her daughter’s slippers outside Nisha’s room, which was locked from the outside. She then peeped inside the house through a window and found the 15-year-old in a semi-conscious state,” a police officer said.
Some local residents then helped rescue the girl and take her to a hospital. A PCR call was also made. Following this, her mother lodged a complaint against Tara Chand and Nisha.
“A case of gangrape was registered in the matter and sections under POCSO (protection of children from sexual offences) were also added in the FIR. A police team was immediately sent to trace the accused. Raids were conducted and the accused were arrested.” DCP (northwest) Milind Dumbre said.
“Further investigation is on. The girl’s condition is stable,” he added.