New Delhi: In a grim reminder of deteriorating law and order situation in the national capital, a CCTV footage has surfaced showing a youth abducting an eight-year-old girl, who was sleeping outside her hut, in outer Delhi's Kirari area.
The incident took place early Saturday when the accused, who is suspected to be a minor, allegedly gagged the girl, took her to an isolated place near her house, and raped her.
The girl was sleeping on a cot outside her house at an unauthorised colony in Kirari area when the accused spotted her.
After the sexual assault, the accused fled the spot leaving behind the girl, who returned home on her own and went off to sleep on the same cot.
It was her mother who raised an alarm after she saw blood stains on the bed sheet and rushed the girl to a hospital. The hospital authorities, in turn, called up police. After doctors confirmed sexual assault, the girl was sent for counselling.
During counselling, the girl broke down and narrated her ordeal. A case under IPC sections 363 (abduction) and 376 (rape) and relevant sections of POCSO Act has been registered at Aman Vihar police station, a senior police officer said.
After scanning CCTV footage from the locality, the suspected accused was spotted in one clip. He was arrested on Tuesday.
Watch the CCTV footage here: