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giovedì 11 maggio 2017
9-year-old girl raped on the terrace by neighbour
A nine-year-old girl was raped by a 45-year-old man in Surajpur late Tuesday night when she was sleeping on the terrace of her house.
Police said the incident took place around 11pm when the girl and her younger brother were sleeping on the terrace. The accused worked as a mason and lived in the same building, came to the terrace and raped the girl.
When the girl started crying, he fled the spot, police said. The girl’s parents, who were inside the house, heard her cries and came to her rescue. The parents also saw her bleeding and she told them that their neighbour had forced himself on her.
The parents alerted police after which the girl was taken to a hospital and a case was registered against Prajapati.
Police said the victim’s father works a daily wager, while mother is homemaker. In view of the scorching heat, they had made their children sleep on the terrace.
“We arrested the accused in the afternoon after we received information that he had returned to the building. The accused is a resident of Hapur,” said Manish Saxena, station house officer, Surajpur police station.
A case under Section 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code and also under the provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act was registered against Prajapati. The girl has been sent for a medical examination.