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Tried to assault 600 girls: 38-year-old arrested for ‘raping’ minors in Delhi

The seven-year-old victim told police that the accused pretended he was calling her father before taking her to a desolate spot and allegedly raping her.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: January 16, 2017 5:00 am
delhi rapist, delhi rape, delhi molestation, delhi school girl rape, Sunil Rastogi, rapist Sunil Rastogi, india news, delhi news, latest news The accused, identified as Sunil Rastogi, was arrested from Rudrapur in Uttarakhand where he was staying with his family, police said.

A 38-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting schoolgirls in Ghaziabad and east Delhi by luring them with clothes and chocolates, and pretending he was a friend of their father, police said on Sunday. According to the DCP (east), the accused has told them he “tried to sexually assault 600 girls”.

The accused, identified as Sunil Rastogi, was arrested from Rudrapur in Uttarakhand where he was staying with his family, police said.

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According to police, the incident came to light after a seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped inside an under-construction building near her school in east Delhi on December 12 last year. A case was registered at New Ashok Nagar police station.

DCP (east) O S Bishnoi said, “The victim who was allegedly raped on December 12 gave a description of the man, based on which we made a rough sketch of the accused. The sketch was then circulated to various states. We were also looking into inmates released from various jails.”

The seven-year-old victim told police that the accused pretended he was calling her father before taking her to a desolate spot and allegedly raping her.

After inquiring from about 40 jails, police received a reply from Haldwani jail. “The Haldwani jail officials told us that an alleged paedophile was released in August 2016,” said Singh.

Meanwhile, two separate cases were registered under sections 363 (kidnapping) and 365 (kidnapping and wrongful restraint), in which the accused had lured two girls from outside their schools and had tried to take them to desolated spaces. The girls, however, managed to flee. Police said that in both cases, the accused appeared to be the same person.

“The sketch was already with us and then we got his picture through CCTV footage. We arrested him from his home in Rudrapur,” Singh added.

According to police, Rastogi, a tailor, lived in Delhi from 1990 till 2004.

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    Rohit vemulla
    Jan 16, 2017 at 8:41 am
    I also aulted 600 girls according to my psychologist and raped many minor girls.
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      Saurabh
      Jan 16, 2017 at 4:58 am
      I don't think so because most of the names we hear in news are of non Muslim and non dalits, for example, 16 December 2012 rape case.
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        Saurabh
        Jan 16, 2017 at 4:54 am
        It's good that Indian express is giving names of such criminals. It tells a lot about background of such criminals.
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          True
          Jan 16, 2017 at 8:17 pm
          Muhammad Yunis Haaji Muhammad Bashir Shah lt;br/gt;Muhammad Rozan Ishak
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            True
            Jan 16, 2017 at 8:17 pm
            just got curious . Why the names of 4 year rape murder not given , lt;br/gt;Got it from other site they are :lt;br/gt;Lot of trafic here . Why is the name of the three arrested for 4 year murder not given ? lt;br/gt;They are ;lt;br/gt;Muhammad Yunis Haaji Muhammad Bashir Shah lt;br/gt;Muhammad Rozan Ishak
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