New Delhi: Two eight-year-old girls were allegedly raped in two separate incidents here in the last 24 hours, police said Saturday evening. The accused involved in both the incidents have been arrested.
In the first incident, an eight-year-old was allegedly raped by her neighbour in south Delhi`s Fatehpur Beri Friday afternoon.
The accused Naveen, 21, was arrested from his residence.
"The victim, who had gone outside along with her brother Friday afternoon, was lured by the accused. Naveen took both the siblings to a nearby jungle and raped the victim. When the victim`s brother intervened, he was beaten up by the accused," said a police officer.
In another incident, Aabid,20, was arrested from west Delhi`s Mangolpuri area for raping an eight-year-old girl Friday evening when the victim was playing in a park.
Aabid kidnapped the victim and took her to a secluded area where he allegedly raped her.
Some passersby heard the victim`s screams and Aabid was caught on the spot.
"Later, he was handed over to the police and a case was lodged against him," said a police officer.