Two minor girls were raped in south Delhi in the past 24 hours, police said on Tuesday.
The first incident took place in south east Delhi’s Govindpuri area on Monday evening in which a six-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped and raped by an unidentified man. The man later left her outside her home and fled.
Police said they were checking CCTV footage to identify the suspect. “A case under section 376 (rape) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and section 6 of protection of children from sexual offences (POCSO) act was registered at the Govindpuri police station,” said Romil Baaniya, deputy commissioner of police (southeast district).
A senior police officer said that the case came to light on early Tuesday morning when the girl’s parents approached the police. Police were told that the girl was playing with her friends when a man lured her to an unknown place on the pretext of giving her chocolates.
“The girl has told us that the man took her a secluded place, touched her inappropriately, and then raped her. He threatened her not to tell anyone about the incident. Around 10 pm, the man dropped her near her home and disappeared,” the officer said.
The girl told her mother about it, following which her parents reached the police station and filed a complaint. “The girl was sent to AIIMS hospital for treatment. She was sexually assaulted,” said Baaniya.
In another case, a four-and-a-half-year-old girl was raped allegedly by her neighbour in an under construction building in south Delhi’s Neb Sarai on Tuesday afternoon.
Police have detained the neighbour and said that he will be arrested after the registration of a FIR. Police said the girl lives with her parents, both labourers, and two siblings in a rented room in Neb Sarai. They have been staying there for the past one month and the parents work in nearby areas.
On Tuesday noon, the girl was playing outside her home while her parents were out for work. A man named Jagat, who lives in her neighbourhood and works as a labourer took her to an under construction building and raped her.
The girl’s mother returned home in evening and found her daughter missing. She started searching her in the locality and soon found the girl returning home crying. The woman informed her neighbours and they caught Jagat. Jagat was handed over to the police. Police said they were yet to get a medical examination done.