A man, a father of two children aged 18 and 21, has been arrested for allegedly raping a five-year-old girl on the pretext of giving her chocolate in Delhi.
The incident took place in Taimoor Nagar on Monday at about 2 pm when the girl was playing outside her house with her mother busy in household work, said report.
It was then that the accused took her to his slum located nearby the girl’s house and allegedly sexually assaulted her.
Police has identified the accused as Mukhtar, a resident of West Bengal who used to work as security guard in the locality.
After committing the grisly crime, the man let the girl go who after returning to her home went quiet raising her mother’s suspicion. It was later on that she revealed the story and gradually locals also turned up. The man was caught and beaten up and handed over to police that reached the spot after being informed about the incident.
After recording the girl’s statement, she was sent for medical examination. A case of rape has been registered against the man. He was produced in the court where he was granted to judicial custody.
The incident comes a few days after reports had surfaced in Jamia Nagar about a minor being allegedly raped and then forced to sleep with other men in the locality.