NEW DELHI: A five-year-old girl was raped by her neighbour at Dwarka north in southwest Delhi on Monday evening. The accused was arrested a few hours later.
"Around 7pm, the girl's siblings had gone out to play. She was alone at her house. Her father, who is a rickshaw driver, and mother, a domestic help, were out for work. Finding her alone, the accused Surjeet came in, molested and raped her. He left threatening the girl not to disclose the matter to anyone," said a senior police official.
However, when the girl's mother, she disclosed the matter to her.
The accused was nabbed from his house after a raid. "He was arrested the same night a few hours after the crime. He thought the matter will not come to light as he had threatened the girl," the official said.
The girl was sent for a medical examination and rape was confirmed.
A case under IPC 376 (rape) and POCSO was registered against Surjeet. at Dwarka north police station.
Surjeet alias Bittu (25) used to work as a driver.