Man held for raping minor in Delhi

March 12th, 2008 - 11:49 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) A 30-year-old man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl at his west Delhi home, the police said. Prahlad, a labourer from Gujarat, was held on charges of raping the girl at his shanty in Raghubir Nagar area late Tuesday.

The police said Prahlad took the girl, his neighbour, to his place on the pretext of giving her a candy and raped her. When the victim returned home, her elder sister found her crying.

The victim narrated the incident to her parents and she was admitted to the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya hospital, where doctors confirmed the sexual assault.

Neighbours then called the police and Prahlad was arrested after preliminary investigations.

The police said the accused was produced before a city magistrate, who sent him to 14 days in judicial custody.

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