Youth rapes child

Barges into home, gags her before ordeal

A five-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 21-year-old youth in her house at north-east Delhi’s Seemapuri on Monday. The accused was beaten up by locals and handed over to police.

Accused Alam is a resident of Seemapuri block E. Police said the girl was alone in her house in Seemapuri block F when the incident took place around 11 am.

“She stays with her family, but her father is presently in Kolkata for some work, while her mother had gone to a bank and her 10-year-old brother had gone to play in a nearby park,” a police officer said.

The victim told police that she was taking a bath when Alam barged into the house around 11 am.

He alleged thrashed and gagged the girl, and went onto rape her.

Alam was still in the house when the girl’s brother returned. “He raised an alarm due to which Alam got scared and fled from the house,” the officer added.

Neighbour helped

The girl’s brother then informed their neighbour Shaan Ali, who rushed to help the girl and informed police.

Sources said the girl’s condition had deteriorated due to the cloth stuffed in her mouth.

She almost fainted

“She was almost unconscious when neighbours rushed to help,” sources added.
Police took her to Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, where she is undergoing treatment. A medical examination of the girl was also conducted which confirmed sexual assault.

Furious over the girl’s condition, locals began a search for Alam in the neighbourhood. “He was traced around two hours after the attack from a park in Dilshad Colony,” the officer said.

The accused was cornered by the locals and was beaten up before being handed over to police.

A case of rape has been registered against Alam with Seemapuri police station. He also faces charges under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

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