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Neighbour sexually assaults 9-year-old girl in Okhla

A sensational case of a nine-year-old girl being allegedly sexually assaulted by a neighbour has surfaced in Okhla. Reports have surfaced that the incident took place in southeast Delhi’s Sarita Vihar in which a 26-year-old man has been accused luring the minor with toffees and Rs 10 to a secluded place close to railway tracks near their locality, police said on Tuesday.

PTI reported that the incident came to the fore after another neighbour spotted the accused assaulting the girl and raised an alarm, following which the man accused fled the scene. After coming to know about the incident, the girl’s father then went to the accused youth’s house. He informed the accused parents, a senior police official said.

The accused, who is a labourer, then suddenly arrived there and allegedly thrashed the girl’s father, following which he approached police. Cops swung into action and arrested the accused under charges of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, the official said, adding that the girl was counselled by an NGO.

The accused was sent to 14-days judicial custody after being presented in the court. Residents were shocked to know about the case as such cases are not regular happening in the locality that has seen an increase in criminal activities of late. 

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