Minor girls are vulnerable to sexual offences in the city. Two more cases of sexual assault on minor girls were reported on Saturday and in both cases, the accused were neighbours of the victims.
Both the accused have been arrested.
In first case, Salem Tabri police arrested 26-year-old Dharminder Kumar of Bindra Colony in Salem Tabri for allegedly attempting rape on a three-and-a-half-year-old girl.
A case has been registered under Sections 376/511 (attempt to rape) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 4 of the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences following the statement of victim’s father, who is a street vendor.
In his complaint, he said his wife worked in a yarn factory. On Saturday, he had gone to the city to sell fruits, and his wife was at factory. Their six-year-old son and three-and-a-half-year-old daughter were at their rented accommodation at Labor Quarters in Bindra Colony, where they had shifted on Friday, he alleged.
He alleged that around 7pm his brother-in-law called him and informed that a man had attempted rape on his daughter on the roof of Labor Quarters. Till the time he reached there, locals had nabbed the accused and informed the police, he said.
Assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Didar Singh said, “Police arrested the accused after reaching the spot. The accused, a labourer, is married. He was produced before the court that sent him to 14-day judicial custody.”
Focal Point police arrested a 52-year-old man for allegedly raping an eight-year-old after luring her with biscuits in Guru Nanak Nagar, Dhandhari Kalan, on Sunday. The accused has been identified as Vijay Singh, a resident of Guru Nanak Nagar. He is a labourer.
In her complaint, mother of the victim stated that the accused was their neighbor. She said on Saturday when her daughter was alone at home, the accused struck there. He took her to his room after luring her with biscuits and forced himself upon her.
When she came home, her daughter narrated the whole incident to her following which she lodged an FIR, she added.
Focal Point SHO Surinder Mohan said, “After lodging the FIR, police launched a manhunt for the arrest of accused. On Sunday, he was arrested from Dhandhari Kalan, when was trying to flee from the city to evade arrest.”
“He has been booked under Sections 376 (rape) of the IPC and Sections 3 and 4 of the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences Act against the accused,” the SHO said.