Mother rescues kid from being raped

Mother rescues kid from being raped

A five-year-old girl was allegedly molested by her neighbour at west Delhi’s Uttam Nagar on Tuesday evening. The victim’s mother was able to avert a possible rape, police said.

The woman heard her child crying and rushed to the spot to raise an alarm that drew the attention of the neighbours.

The 25-year-old accused, Anand Sharma, was thrashed by public before being handed over to police.

Anand works as a labourer and lives near the victim’s house.

Around 7.30 pm on Tuesday, Sharma allegedly drew the girl out of her home on some pretext even as her mother, a homemaker, was inside at that time.

The victim’s father works for a private company and was away at his job.
Anand allegedly carried the girl in his arms to a parking lot close to the house.

The girl began screaming when he molested her, drawing her mother’s attention.

“She went to the spot and found the accused molesting the girl even as he tried toprevent her from screaming by holding her mouth. But the woman began shouting to draw the attention of the neighbours,” a police officer told Deccan Herald.

Seeing locals gathering at the spot, Anand tried to flee but was caught after a brief chase. Police were informed by one of the neighbours and a police control room van patrolling nearby arrived there.

Meanwhile, Anand was thrashed by the mob and had to be rescued by police.

The girl was counselled by police and once she was in a condition to speak, police took down her statement based on which Anand was booked for molestation and under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. Police are interrogating Anand to find out if he has abused any more children earlier.

Molestation case

In a similar incident, a father saved his 12-year-old daughter when she was allegedly grabbed by a 20-year-old youth at south Delhi’s Khirki village on Tuesday night.

The victim, daughter of an electrician, had gone out to buy ice cream. Ajay allegedly stopped her at an isolated location on the way and tried to molest her.

The girl began screaming on which her father, who happened to be standing some distance away, heard her cries and rushed to her help.

He shouted out to a few locals who prevented Ajay from escaping.

He was handed over to police who booked him under POCSO Act and for molestation. A resident of Nepal, Ajay lives with his mother in Hauz Rani area.

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