In yet another incident of crime against minor girls, a nine-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her 17-year-old neighbour in Jassian Road area on Sunday. The accused, a rag picker, was arrested on Monday.
In his complaint to Division Number 4 police station, the father of the victim alleged that his daughter, who was a student of Class 1, was playing outside her house around 1pm, when the rag picker lured her to his room and raped her.
As the minor girl started crying, the accused escaped the spot. Thereafter, the nine-yearold returned home and narrated the incident to her parents, who rushed her to the hospital before approaching the police.
Jagatpuri police post incharge sub-inspector Mukesh Kumar said a case had been registered against the accused under section 376 (rape) and sections 4 and 8 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012.
The accused was arrested from Jassian Road and sent to juvenile home.