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6-year-old girl raped on Diwali, neighbour held

On Diwali, when people were worshiping the Hindu goddess Laxmi, a man allegedly kidnapped a six-year-old daughter of his neighbour at Moti Nagar and raped her.

punjab Updated: Nov 12, 2015 23:16 IST
HT Correspondent
Six-year-old raped
The case was registered after the alleged victim’s mother filed a complaint. (HT Photo)

On Diwali, when people were worshiping the Hindu goddess Laxmi, a man allegedly kidnapped a six-year-old daughter of his neighbour at Moti Nagar and raped her.

The accused, identified as Avinash Chaudhary, was booked on charges of rape and arrested.

Police said the alleged victim’s mother came to know about the incident when she went to the roof for drying clothes and found her daughter crying in a corner.

They said the mother persuaded the victim to narrate the incident, following which a police complaint was filed.

The accused had also allegedly threatened the victim to keep mum and fled from the spot, police added.

Assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Gurmeet Singh, who is investigating the matter, said the accused was also booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

Meanwhile, in another case, the Salem Tabri police booked a 20-year-old man for attempting rape on a two-year-old girl at Bharti Colony on Tuesday.

The case was registered after the alleged victim’s mother filed a complaint. In her complaint, the woman said she, along with her daughter and a three-year-old son, had gone to Bharti Colony to visit her parents.

She said she had left the child and gone to the market when the accused allegedly took away the victim to a vacant plot and attempted to outrage her modesty.

She said the girl was rescued after the family heard screams and began a frantic search. The accused fled the spot, the woman added in her complaint.

ASI Paramjit Singh, who is investigating the matter, said the accused lived in the colony with the complainant’s relatives.