The Asian Age

11- year- old raped by auto driver

- AGE COR­RE­SPON­DENT

An eleven- year- old men­tally- chal­lenged girl was al­legedly raped by an autoricksh­aw driver in East Delhi’s Ghazipur area on Mon­day morn­ing.

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, the in­ci­dent came to light when a po­lice pa­trolling party spot­ted an aban­doned autoricksh­aw parked along side the road. When the alert po­lice­men started look­ing for the driver, they found him as­sault­ing the girl near some bushes. He was im­me­di­ately ar­rested and the girl was taken to the hos­pi­tal where her med­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tion was con­ducted. The iden­tity of the girl is yet to be as­cer­tained.

The po­lice said that the cops heard the girl scream­ing which raised sus­pi­cion and they set out to look if there was some­thing wrong.

The ac­cused has been iden­ti­fied as Ram Ashish ( 35).

The po­lice added that they in­formed all dis­tricts and are check­ing records to as­cer­tain if any girl had gone miss­ing re­cently.

A case un­der Sec­tion 376 and Preven­tion of Chil­dren from Sex­ual Of­fences ( Pocso) has been regis­tered at the Ghazipur po­lice sta­tion. Dur­ing in­ter­ro­ga­tion, Ashish told the po­lice that he saw the girl near the Anand Vi­har Rail­way Sta­tion and asked her where she wanted to go. “As the girl told him that she wanted to go to Sarai Kale Khan, the driver asked her to sit in the auto on the pre­text of drop­ping her,” added the cops.

 ?? — G. N. JHA ?? Peo­ple queue up at Vikas Sadan, the DDA of­fice at ITO, to buy ap­pli­ca­tion forms for the DDA Hous­ing Scheme that was launched in New Delhi on Mon­day.
— G. N. JHA Peo­ple queue up at Vikas Sadan, the DDA of­fice at ITO, to buy ap­pli­ca­tion forms for the DDA Hous­ing Scheme that was launched in New Delhi on Mon­day.

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