A Twenty-year-old has been arrested for allegedly raping his three-year-old neighbour on Monday, in a municipal colony in Deonar.
Riyaz Qureshi, who came to the city two months ago to look for a job, was living with his relatives.
The incident came to light when the girl’s grandmother, Nahida (name changed), heard her crying.
“I was shocked to find her bleeding. Her frock was torn, and undergarments were missing,” said Nahida, adding that the girl led her to Qureshi’s house, which was locked from inside.
As Nahida raised an alarm, furious neighbours forced Qureshi out and informed the police. “We have arrested Qureshi for rape,” said Assistant Police Inspector NH Mehandi.
Nahida said she had got her grand-daughter to Mumbai to keep her company. “I do not know how to face my daughter and son-in-law now,” she added.