Another minor raped in south Delhi; neighbour held

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New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) A day after a minor girl was raped in Govind Puri area of south Delhi, another similar crime was reported in Neb Sarai area on Tuesday.

The five-year-old was raped by her 32-year-old neighbour after luring her away with sweets. Accused Jagat has been arrested.

The girl is daughter of labourers living in slums of Neb Sarai. Police said her parents were away for work and she was alone at her home.

On Monday, after a minor girl complained of rape by an unidentified man in south Delhi on Holi, police registered a case under the stringent Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

Police said the minor was taken away by the unidentified person from the Navjeevan Camp Park in Govind Puri area on Monday night.

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“The girl was left near her house around 10 p.m. She narrated her ordeal to her mother, who complained to the police. A case was registered under the POCSO Act,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Romil Banniya said.

“A medical examination at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences corroborated the girl’s statement,” Banniya said.

Police are examining closed-circuit television footage from the area.

Prima facie, the crime was committed in a planned manner since the accused had smeared his face and clothes with colour to hide his identity.



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