New Delhi: A 15 year girl was allegedly raped in east Delhi’s Pandav Nagar area with the accused in the case suspected to be a minor, police said on Saturday. The accused, a resident of a slum cluster in Shashi Garden area, has been apprehended by police, said an official.
According to police, the incident was reported on Friday evening when the girl was returning from a visit to the grocer’s shop. On her way back, scared by a pack of stray dogs, she tried to hide behind some bushes near a temple when the accused pulled the girl inside his shanty, police said.
It was alleged that the accused was following the girl and took advantage of the situation to drag her inside his shanty and force himself upon her, said the official. She was subsequently taken for a medical examination, which confirmed rape, said the official.
A case was registered under relevant sections of IPC and the POCSO Act and the accused was apprehended from his house immediately.