Vagabonds lure homeless girl to molest her

Vagabonds lure homeless girl to molest her

A homeless juvenile was molested by two men in north Delhi’s Kashmere Gate on Wednesday. She was rescued after a PCR call was made stating that a girl was being forcibly taken to some bushes in Yamuna Bazar. The accused have been arrested, police said.

In her statement, the girl told police that the men approached her when she was sleeping on the pavement near Hanuman Mandir. She was then taken to an isolated location on the pretext of providing refreshments. “They offered her biscuit packets and molested her on finding the opportunity,” said Ranvir Singh, Additional Commissioner of Police (Operations).

The girl, however, resisted and raised an alarm. On hearing the commotion, a passer-by informed police. A PCR call was made by Ankur Yadav, a resident of Mohan Puri. At 9.30 pm, the staff of PCR van Sugar-28 were on patrol when they received information about the girl. “They rushed to the spot and rescued her,” Singh added.

On seeing the PCR van, the accused tried to flee, but were chased and overpowered by the staff. The accused have been identified as Bhure, 20, and Mohammad Ali, 32.

The girl’s family is in West Bengal and she has staying alone in Delhi. The accused were also vagabonds who slept in shelter homes in north Delhi. They told police that they had seen the girl at a shelter home.

A case under the IPC and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act has been registered with Kashmere Gate police station. The girl’s medical examination ruled out sexual assault. Bhure and Ali were produced before a local court and sent to Tihar Jail on 14-days judicial custody. The girl has been handed over to the Child Welfare Committee.

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