77-year-old man held for raping minor help

Police said the accused had been sexually assaulting the girl for over 15 days.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:July 7, 2014 1:54 am

A 77-year-old man was arrested on Sunday for allegedly raping his 14-year-old domestic help in Malkaganj. North Delhi. Police said the accused had reportedly been sexually assaulting the girl for over 15 days. Police said the girl, who hails from Jharkhand, had been working for the man for over two months.

According to police, the accused would make the girl watch “obscene” movies and then sexually assault her. Police said the man even beat the help. According to police, the accused is a tourist operator and owns a shop in Connaught Place. He lives with his family at his Malkaganj house, police said.

Police said they were alerted by a person in the neighbourhood who heard the girl’s cries when she was being beaten up by the man. “The girl was trying to escape the beating. A person from the neighborhood noticed that something was wrong and called police. We reached the spot immediately and made an arrest,” a police officer said.

Police said the man has been arrested under section 376 (rape) of the IPC.

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