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Delhi: Man arrested for raping 10-year-old in Jamia Nagar

The accused was related to the girl’s family and had been staying with them. He allegedly sexually assaulted the minor when her parents were at work.

delhi Updated: Jul 18, 2017 11:01 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
Rape,Sexual assualt,Child sexual abuse
The accused was living at the victim’s house and was related to her family.(HT File Photo)

A man was arrested for allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl in southeast Delhi’s Jamia Nagar, the police said on Monday.

The incident was reported to the police last month but the accused was absconding since then.

He was arrested on Sunday after the police received a tip-off about his presence in the area.

The accused is related to the girl’s family and had been staying with them. Whenever the victim’s parents were away for work, he would sexually assault her, police said, adding he used to threaten her of dire consequences if she revealed about the incident to anyone.

Last month, when the accused had gone to West Bengal to visit his family, the girl narrated her ordeal to her parents and they informed the police. Police teams were formed to nab the accused and raids were also conducted in West Bengal but he could not be traced for about a month, they added.

First Published: Jul 18, 2017 08:22 IST