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11-yr-old allegedly raped by BBA student in Gurugram condominium

The accused allegedly molested the victim near a swimming pool on August 17 and on August 27, had taken her to a basement and raped her.

gurgaon Updated: Aug 31, 2018 11:08 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram
Police said the accused and the victim live  in different towers of the same condominium.
Police said the accused and the victim live in different towers of the same condominium.(AFP File Photo)
         

A 22-year-old BBA student of a private university was booked for allegedly raping an 11-year-old girl, a resident of the condominium in Sector 84 he resides in, the police said on Thursday.

The accused and the girl live in different towers of the same condominium, the police said.

Police said the accused, on August 17, molested the victim near a swimming pool and on August 27, had allegedly led her to a basement and raped her.

Kanta Devi, the station house officer of the women’s police station (south), said the girl’s family had approached the residents of the condominium upon learning about the incident and went to the police station on Wednesday night to lodge a complaint against the suspect.

The police said that security guards of the condominium had spotted the two of them entering a basement on Tuesday and informed the residents’ welfare association.

A case was registered against the accused under Section 6 (punishment for aggravated penetrative sexual assault) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act at the women’s police station (south), the police said.

Devi said that the accused has been on the run since the residents reported the matter to the police on Wednesday.

Shakuntala Dhull, the chairperson of the child welfare committee, said they counselled the girl on Thursday. “We will call her for another round on Monday,” she said.

The police said the accused, a native of Sirhaul, had moved to the condominium over two months ago. The girl’s family had rented an accommodation about three months ago. The girl is a student of a private school in the city and the two of them had become friends on a social media platform.

The police said that the girl’s medical examination was conducted on Thursday and her statement was recorded.

At least two other POCSO cases were reported in the city this week. On Monday, a 10-year-old girl was allegedly molested by her elder brother, who also forced her to drink liquor, in Carterpuri village of Palam Vihar. In another case, a 22-year-old suspected thief was arrested for molesting an eight-year-old girl in Narhera village, Pataudi.

First Published: Aug 31, 2018 04:47 IST

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