Drunk landlord rapes minor tenant

A 16-year-old girl was raped by a drunk landlord in south Delhi when she was alone at her house, police said on Saturday.

The police arrested the accused, Vinod, 28, on Thursday after parents of the victim approached Hauz Khas police station officials alleging rape. He is resident of Shahpur Jat.

 The victim lives at Vinod's house as a tenant along with her parents. “Her father works in a restaurant in nearby area,” said a senior police officer.

On Wednesday evening, the victim’s parents had gone outside for household work. “Vinod took the opportunity and went to the house of the victim and raped her,” said the officer.

Vinod threatened her of dire consequences if she reported the incident to her parents or police and left the house. When the parents returned home after an hour of the assault, the traumatised victim told them about it.  

“A case was registered after medical report from a hospital suggested sexual assault of the minor,” said the officer.

The accused was also produced before the court on Thursday following his arrest.
Vinod, who fills telephone subscribers’ forms on contract basis, told police that his wife was away and he was drunk.

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