6-year-old homeless girl raped in Delhi’s Yamuna Bazar, suspect arrested in two hours
The girl was asleep with her parents on the footpath near Yamuna Bazar when Shiva allegedly abducted her and took her to a deserted park adjacent to the bank of Yamuna. He allegedly raped her in the park and then left her to bleed.delhi Updated: May 25, 2017 23:48 IST
A six-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 30-year-old homeless man in north Delhi’s Yamuna Bazar area on Saturday, police said.
The victim, police said, is a homeless.
Deputy commissioner of police (north) Jatin Narwal said the accused, identified as Shiva, was nabbed two hours after the crime and a case of rape under the POCSO Act was registered against him.
According to the police, the girl was asleep with her parents on the footpath near Yamuna Bazar when Shiva allegedly abducted her and took her to a deserted park adjacent to the bank of Yamuna. He allegedly raped her in the park and then left her to bleed.
“The girl was spotted by a local who then called the Delhi Commission for Women helpline. The DCW then approached the police, following which a case was registered,” a senior police officer said.
The girl, who is admitted to a hospital, sustained several internal injuries and had to undergo a surgery. She is currently out of danger, police said.
The police suspect that Shiva was allegedly under the influence of drugs when he committed the crime. Sources said that Shiva knew the girl’s family so when he took her to the park, she did not resist. “They all know each other as they all sleep on the footpath in the same area. The girl was oblivious of Shiva’s intentions when he lured her to the park,” a senior police officer said.
He added that the police swung into action immediately after receiving the complaint and teams were dispatched to arrest the accused. Over a dozen people were questioned in the area.
The police, during their initial probe, the teams learnt that one Shivawas missing since the incident after which a search operation was carried out. Shiva was arrested within two hours.
DCW chief, Swati Maliwal, later visited the girl at the hospital “Shameful. Six-year-old homeless girl brutally raped in Delhi. Accused 30 years of age and is arrested. Going to hospital to meet her,” she tweeted.
A DCW official said that they had received an anonymous call on their helpline about the girl. “The caller said he had seen a mother crying with her child in a park. The child was bleeding and he suspected that something wrong had happened with the child,” the official said.
DCW then informed the police. “She is a homeless girl. There are bite marks on her body,” he added.
First Published: May 25, 2017 23:47 IST