GURUGRAM: A 17-year-old girl, raped on several occasions by her uncle over the last four months and poisoned by him on Saturday night, died in hospital on Sunday morning but named her tormentor in a statement to the police before that
The suspect — father to four kids, including a 15-year-old daughter — also consumed poison when police reached his house to arrest him on Sunday.
He is now being treated in police custody at Safdarjung hospital in Delhi. He has been booked under sections 302 (murder), 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC and Section 6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act at Sector 37 police station. The poisoning wasn't serious and he is not believed to be in any danger.
The man is from Pataudi but was staying with the family of the girl he raped for the last 10 years, police said.
The Class X student had gone missing from her home in Old Gurgaon's Khandsa on Saturday night. On Sunday morning, she returned and told her family the "uncle" had taken her to a hut nearby and raped her. Later, he forced her to eat a poisonous substance.
She was admitted to Civil Hospital when she complained of dizziness. Her condition soon turned critical. "She said in her statement she had kept quiet as the accused had threatened to kill her. He sexually assaulted her for the last four months and raped her again on Saturday night," inspector Amit Kumar, SHO of Sector 37 police station, said.
Police said the girl's father and the suspect are both auto drivers. "The accused will be arrested soon as he has admitted to the crime," Sumit Kuhar, DCP (crime), said.