Police have booked a man of Harijan Colony for raping his step daughter. The accused has been identified as Suraj, a resident of Bihar, now residing at Harijan Colony, outside Gilwali Gate.
The accused raped the 15-year-old girl when she was alone at home on Friday. The victim’s mother was away to work at the time of the incident.
Police have booked the accused under sections 376 of the IPC and 8 of the POCSO Act 2012 in a case registered at C division police station.
The case has been registered on the complaint of the victim’s mother, Mehroon Nisha, a resident of Harijan Colony. However, the accused is yet to be arrested.
In the complaint lodged with the police, Mehroon Nisha has alleged that she works as a cook in a school in Laxman Sar Chowk, and was away to work on Friday when the incident took place. She said she has a 15-year-old daughter and a 14-year-old son from a previous marriage.
She said the accused was her second husband, who harboured bad intentions towards her daughter.
Mehroon Nisha said on Friday afternoon when she returned home, she found her daughter crying. On being asked the reason, the girl told her that the accused locked her in a room and raped her.
Sub-inspector (SI) Dalbir Kaur, of C division police station, said a case under sections under sections 376 of the IPC and 8 of the POCSO Act 2012 has been registered against the accused on the complaint of the girl’s mother.
“Efforts are being made to arrest the accused. Further investigations are being held into the matter,” she said.