A labourer raped the five-year-old daughter of his neighbour at Labor Quarters in New Subhash Nagar area of Basti Jodewal by luring her with chocolates on Thursday.
The girl was admitted to civil hospital, where her condition was stated to be stable.
The victim was watching television with her 12-year-old brother in their rented accommodation, while her mother and father, who are labourers, were out working, when the incident happened.
The accused has been identified as Dhanu, a labourer.
Victim’s mother stated that her daughter told her that she went to bathroom to answer nature’s call. As she came out of the bathroom, their neighbour Dhanu came there and took her to his rented accommodation luring her with chocolate. The accused raped her there and sent her back.
When she came back, she was bleeding profusely. On being asked, she narrated the whole story to her brother, who alerted the local residents. Resident then nabbed the accused and handed him over to the police after thrashing him.
Basti Jodhewal station house officer (SHO) Dilbag Singh said, “The police have registered a case under Section 376 of the IPC and under Section 4 of the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences Act after arresting the accused.”
Third incident in past 17 days
It is third such case in the past 17 days, where a minor has been sexually assaulted. On March 14, a teenager had slit throat of a two-year-old after attempted rape on her in Railway Colony. On March 24, a 22-year-old drunk man raped his four-year-old cousin in Dholewal area.