A 9-year-old girl was raped on Friday while she was playing on the street close to her house in east Delhi and the accused has been arrested, police said. The accused has been identified as Mohd. Shajid (46), a native of Bihar’s Begusarai.
A PCR call was received at Seelampur police station around 11.15 a.m. informing that a girl aged 9 years has been raped at New Seelampur. “Immediately the police team reached the given location and the victim girl was shifted to JPC Hospital for medical examination, which confirmed the rape,” a police official said.
The police registered a case under section 376 AB, 376 (2) (l) of the Indian Penal Code and section 6 of the POCSO Act. Even as the girl was shifted to hospital, the police was working to solve the case and zeroed in on the accused, who works in a small factory located very close to the residence of the victim and was known to her.
“Today while the victim girl was playing on the street, the accused lured her and committed the rape in the factory,” said the official.
During preliminary investigation it has also emerged that the girl has been suffering from mental diseases since her childhood. Further investigation of the case is in progress, the official added.
(With IANS inputs)