Fa­ther’s friend rapes 5­year­old girl in Mathura

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - NATION - HT Cor­re­spon­dent let­ters@hin­dus­tan­times.com

AGRA: A 49-year-old man al­legedly raped the five-year-old daugh­ter of his friend in a res­i­den­tial colony of Mathura, 58km from here, af­ter a drink­ing binge on Mon­day evening, po­lice said on Tues­day.

Su­per­in­ten­dent of po­lice Shra­van Ku­mar Singh said the ac­cused, Ra­jen­dra, had drinks at his friend’s house and raped the girl who was play­ing there. He es­caped when she shouted for help. The ac­cused, who is a fa­ther of three grown-up chil­dren, was later ar­rested by po­lice.

“A case has been reg­is­tered by the girl’s mother at Govind Na­gar po­lice sta­tion un­der Sec­tion 376 of In­dian Pe­nal Code and Sec­tion 5/6 of POCSO Act,” the SP said.

The mother told po­lice that her husband was not in his senses as he was heav­ily drunk and she was inside the house when the ac­cused tar­geted her daugh­ter.

Singh said the ac­cused has been sent to jail af­ter be­ing pro­duced in court on Tues­day. The al­leged rapist has no per­ma­nent oc­cu­pa­tion. “The vic­tim has un­der­gone med­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tion. Fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tions are on. Both the ac­cused and fa­ther of vic­tim were known to each other,” he said. “The ac­cused has de­nied al­le­ga­tions and claimed that he was be­ing framed.”

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