25-year-old man rapes four-year-old girl

February 6th, 2008 - 5:50 pm ICT by admin  

Mumbai, Feb 6 (IANS) Mumbai Police have arrested a 25-year-old man for allegedly raping a four-year-old child living in his neighbourhood.

Liyaqat was arrested Tuesday night after residents of the locality near Santacruz, northwest Mumbai, tonsured his head and handed him over to the police.

The police said Liyaqat had lured the four-year-old girl living in the neighbourhood by promising to give her chocolates. He has confessed to the crime and also admitted to the rape of a five-year-old child in a warehouse near his house.

Confirming the incident, deputy commissioner of police (Airport Zone) R.N. Tadvi told IANS: “The arrested accused had earlier also tried to molest the kid, which the child’s parents were unaware of.”

Liyaqat had come to the city from Bihar
a few months ago and worked as an assistant to a local tailor.

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