5-year-old, tod­dler ‘raped’ by fa­thers’ friends in UP, Delhi

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - - Nation - HT Cor­re­spon­dents let­ters@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Two mi­nors were al­legedly raped by their fa­thers’ friends in sep­a­rate in­ci­dents in Ut­tar Pradesh and New Delhi on Mon­day.

A man raped the five-year-old daugh­ter of his friend in a colony un­der Govind Na­gar po­lice sta­tion of Mathura city on Mon­day evening, po­lice said.

SP 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 the girl shouted for help. The ac­cused was later ar­rested by the po­lice.

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

The girl’s mother told the 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 had been sent to jail after be­ing pre­sented be­fore the court on Tues­day.

“The vic­tim girl has un­der­gone med­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tion. The ac­cused has de­nied the al­le­ga­tions against him and has claimed that he was be­ing trapped,” added Singh. 18-MONTH-OLD RAPED

A 21-year-old man was ar­rested for al­legedly rap­ing his friend’s 18-month-old daugh­ter when he was babysit­ting her in New Delhi.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, the girl’s par­ents left her in the care of the ac­cused, who worked at the same se­cu­rity firm as the tod­dler’s fa­ther and stayed with his fam­ily.

“He (the ac­cused) came back after night duty while the girl’s fa­ther left home for his morn­ing duty. Her mother and sib­lings also left (the house). Find­ing the child alone, the man sex­u­ally as­saulted her,” said po­lice.

The rape came to light after the girl’s mother re­turned from work in the evening and found her daugh­ter cry­ing and bleed­ing.


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