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5-year-old girl raped at US Embassy quarters in Delhi’s Chanakyapuri

Prime News, Nation, (New Delhi), February 6:-A five-year-old girl was raped allegedly by one of her neighbours at the quarters of an embassy in the Chanakyapuri area here, police said on Wednesday.

News agency IANS reported that the incident took place in the US embassy complex, where the girl’s father worked as a housekeeping staffer.

The 25-year-old accused, a driver by profession, was arrested, police said.

The incident took place on Saturday and a complaint was lodged by the girl’s family members on Sunday, the police said, adding that the child was stable now.

On the statement of the victim’s mother, a rape case was registered under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, they said.

According to the police, both the victim and the accused lived at the embassy quarters. The accused does not work at the embassy and stays with his parents at the quarters there. However, his father is employed with the embassy.

The girl used to often visit the residence of the accused as they were neighbours, a senior police officer said.

On the day of the incident, she was playing outside her house when the accused, on the pretext of playing games on his mobile phone, took her to his residence, where he raped her in the absence of his parents, the officer added.

After reaching her house, the victim complained to her mother about discomfort and irritation in her private parts, he said. When the victim’s mother questioned the girl, she narrated her ordeal, after which the former approached the police and lodged a complaint.

The girl was taken for a medical examination and doctors confirmed a penetrative sexual assault on her, the police said.

-(NAV,  Inputs: Agencies)

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