Indore police on Monday arrested a person who abducted and raped a two-year-old girl on Friday night.
The accused has been identified as Rimpi alias Rajendra (26), a resident of Akash Nagar, under Rajendra Nagar police station. Rimpi had been on run since the incident.
A case was registered against Rimpi under Section 376 (rape), 363 (kidnapping) of Indian Penal Code and 3/4 Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012.
During police interrogation, the accused admitted that on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday, under the influence of cannabis and liquor, he abducted the girl from Rajendra Nagar slum area when she was sleeping with her parents.
He first took the girl to Dussehra Maidan but as a large number of people were present there, he took her behind Gangwal bus station and assaulted her sexually.
After committing the crime, the accused left her bleeding near Chhatripura situated Kelamata temple. Later, an ATM security guard spotted her around 2am. The guard noticed blood stains on her clothes and immediately reported the matter to cops who were patrolling in the area. She was rushed to MY Hospital.
Police officials said Rimpi and three of his friends—Heeralal, Rajesh and Mithun Pardhi—are drummers. They were returning from a procession towards their home and took a dose of cannabis and liquor on their way back before abducting the girl.
Police added that Rimpi, who had an affair with a married woman in Bheem Nagar, went to meet her the same night. However, her husband was present in the house. He had a brawl with the woman's husband.
Later, he went to Rajendra Nagar and found that the victim was sleeping with her parents. He abducted her and sexually assaulted her.
Rajendra Nagar police said the accused has a criminal background. In 2012, he tried to barge into a house in Chandan Nagar but alert people foiled his bid.