NEW DELHI: Two minor girls were raped by their neighbours in two separate incidents reported from north and outer Delhi areas in the past four days. In the first case, an eight-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her 35-year-old inebriated neighbour, a painter, in north Delhi’s Burari on Thursday.
The crime was reported to the police on Friday after the girl, who suffered injuries in her private parts, was admitted to a government hospital. She reportedly underwent a surgery at the hospital. Her condition was stated to be out of danger, said police.
Police on Friday arrested the accused, identified as Abdul Rahim Khan. He was produced before a city court that sent him to judicial custody. Khan lived with his wife and children in Wazirabad. The girl lived in the same lane as the accused.
A police officer said, Khan got a contract to paint a house in the locality. On Thursday, he took Rs 250 as token money from the house owner and purchased alcohol for himself. Khan consumed alcohol and went to paint the house. In the evening, his children arrived at their father’s workplace and the girl was also with them.
“Khan sent back his children but lured the girl to stay with him. He raped the girl in the vacant flat and threatened her with dire consequences if she informed anybody about it. The girl returned home and narrated her ordeal to her mother who in turn approached the local police,” said the officer.
The officer also said that a case under relevant sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act was registered.
In another case, a three-and-half-year old girl was sexually assaulted by a minor boy living in her neighbourhood in outer Delhi’s Mangolpuri on Saturday. The alleged juvenile accused, a 12-year-old boy, reportedly lured the girl to a nearby park on the pretext of giving her sweets.
The girl was admitted to a government hospital after she complained of pain in her private parts. Police said she was playing outside her home when the boy lured her to the park. A case was registered in connection with the crime, said police.