A four-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a friend of her father in Shakti Nagar area of Basti Jodhewal late on Wednesday evening.
The parents of the victim with the help of locals nabbed the accused and handed him over to the police.
The Basti Jodhewal police registered a case of rape against the accused and arrested him. The accused has been identified as Anil Kumar, 26, a native of Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh. He was a factory worker.
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The victim’s condition has been stated to be critical. She has been undergoing treatment at the Civil Hospital.
The victim’s father, a factory worker, said on Wednesday evening when he returned, his wife informed him that their daughter had been missing. His wife told him before going missing, she was playing on the roof of quarters where they live. Then they heard screams coming out from a room in the same building.
When he opened the door of the room, he was shocked to see that the accused was raping his daughter. She was bleeding profusely.
Sub-Inspector Kamal Dutt at Basti Jodhewal police station, who is investigating the case, said the medical examination of the victim was conducted at the Civil Hospital late at night, and the accused was arrested immediately.