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70-year-old booked for sexually assaulting 5-year-old Dalit girl in Rewari

The Rewari Police, on Monday, booked a 70-year-old man for allegedly sexually assaulting a five-year-old Dalit girl.

chandigarh Updated: Jul 24, 2018 09:18 IST
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Activists and students hold placards during a protest in a silent candle march over the rape case in Jammu on April 13, 2018.(AFP File Photo)

The Rewari Police, on Monday, booked a 70-year-old man for allegedly sexually assaulting a five-year-old Dalit girl. The police said the incident occurred on Saturday when the victim had gone to the accused’s shop, when he lured her inside and sexually assaulted her. She screamed for help and managed to flee.

“My daughter came home crying and narrated the ordeal to her mother. We confronted him, but the man evaded us. Then, we approached the sarpanch and asked him to hold a panchayat and punish the man,” the victim’s father said.

He added that the panchayat, on Sunday, asked him to settle the case in exchange of ₹5 lakh, but he did not agree and insisted that the man be punished.

Kosli DSP Anil Kumar said no arrest had been made yet.

“We are recording the statement of the victim and her medical examination has been conducted. The child welfare committee is counselling her,” Kumar said, denying any knowledge of money being offered.

The man has been booked under section 6 of the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and section 3 of the SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

My daughter came home crying and narrated the ordeal. We confronted him, but the man evaded us. Then, we approached the sarpanch and asked him to hold a panchayat,Victim’s father.

First Published: Jul 24, 2018 09:17 IST