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Minors continue to be victims of rape in Indian cities

Minors continue to be victims of rape in Indian cities
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Gurgaon: A man accused of raping his three-year-old daughter was arrested from here Friday, a police officer said.

The incident took place on October 28 night when his wife left his house after a quarrel. He was in an inebriated state, Assistant Commissioner of Police Shamsher Singh said.

Following the quarrel, the woman went to her relatives place with her one-year-old daughter and left the elder in the house, he said.

Finding the girl alone, he raped her, Singh said, adding that when the wife returned home the next day, around 10 am, she found her “daughter unconscious and the bed sheet stained with blood”.

The man had fled the house. Police registered a case based on the woman’s complaint, he said.

“The girl was taken to a hospital. Doctors of the hospital confirmed sexual assault after medical checkup. The victim’s condition was critical and hence, she was referred to Delhi’s Safdarjung hospital,” Singh said.

The man was caught Friday morning and has been booked under POCSO Act and relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code, he said.

The officer said the man is a resident of Kasganj in Uttar Pradesh

In another incident, a man was arrested 11 years after he reportedly kidnapped and raped a minor girl in Kapashera are of Delhi, police said Friday.

Mohammed Akhtar, who committed the crime in 2007 and was carrying a reward of Rs 25,000 on his arrest, was held Thursday, they said.

In June 2007, a man filed a complaint in Kapashera police station alleging that his 14-year-old daughter had been kidnapped by Akhtar, said A K Singla, Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime).

The girl was rescued from Bihar and handed over to her parents, but Akhtar managed to escape, he said.

In May 2008, Akhtar was declared a proclaimed offender and in 2014, a reward of Rs 25,000 was declared on his arrest, police said.

On Thursday, police received information that Akhtar would come to Samalkha to meet someone. Police laid a trap and the accused was apprehended.

Akhtar told police that he had changed his name to Anand after the incident and was hiding in Gurgaon, Noida and Bihar. He worked as a private taxi driver, Singla added. (PTI)

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