A four-year-old girl was raped allegedly by a 30-year-old man Sunday evening in outer Delhi’s Shahbad Dairy. Police said the accused, a daily wage labourer, has been arrested.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (outer) Vikramjit Singh said, “The victim was playing outside her house on a swing when the accused lured her with a cold drink and raped her. He was drunk when he committed the act.”
Police said the accused is from Uttar Pradesh. He has been living in the area for the last five years. He has no criminal record, police added.
According to police, a case has been registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and under IPC sections 376 (punishment for rape) and 363 (punishment for kidnapping) at Shahbad Dairy police station. The accused was produced in court, which sent him to 14 days in judicial custody.
The child’s mother said, “My daughters were playing in the courtyard. I left the house for 10 minutes to buy groceries. When I returned, I found one of them missing. Other children who were playing nearby said she went near a swing outside the house and did not return. I searched her for an hour and found the accused sexually assaulting my daughter. When I raised an alarm, he ran away.”
She added that her daughter was bleeding profusely and there were scratch marks on her cheek.
“My daughter was alive but bleeding and covered with mud. Her eyes were red and there were scratch marks on her body. We immediately rushed her to a hospital. Doctors told us there were internal injuries on her private parts. They had perform an operation. Her injuries required three stitches,” said the mother.
The girl’s father, who is also from UP and a daily wage labourer, said the family has been living in the locality for the last seven years.
“My daughter said the accused told her he would give her a cold drink. Instead, she said he took her to his room and slapped her twice,” said the father.