13-year-old held for raping 8-year-old near Chandigarh
“I had sent my daughter to a shop in the neighbourhood to buy milk around 8am. However, when she did not return for more than half-an-hour, we got worried and launched a search for her,” the victim’s father said.Updated: Sep 11, 2017 16:12 IST
Police have arrested 13-year-old boy for allegedly raping a seven-year-old girl at Dhakoli in Zirakpur. The accused’s family hail from Uttar Pradesh. His father is a migrant labourer and the two families were neighbours.
The victim’s father has been working in a factory as labourer and the family hail from Bihar. They had been living in Dhakoli for many years.
“I had sent my daughter to a shop in the neighbourhood to buy milk around 8am. However, when she did not return for more than half-an-hour, we got worried and launched a search for her,” the victim’s father said. She was not traceable.
Around 9am, the victim child came back to the house and started crying. When questioned, she alleged that a boy took her into the shrubs and ‘did something with her’.
We failed to understand what was wrong, but as she kept crying, we took her to a hospital where doctors told her that she had been raped.
Dhakoli police post in-charge sub-inspector Jagjit Singh said, “We have registered a case. The accused has been arrested and further investigation is on.”
Police have got conducted a medical examination of the victim, where the report is yet to come. A case has been registered under Sections 376 (rape) and POCSO (the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act at the Zirakpur police station.
First Published: Sep 11, 2017 16:11 IST