A five-year-old girl was raped by her neighbour, a hotel management student, in Kapashera area of South-West Delhi on Friday.
According to the police, the accused identified as Lalit (20) lives with his family near the victimâ€™s house. He is studying at a prominent college in the Capital.
The girl was playing outside her house in the afternoon when the accused allegedly spotted her and took her to a nearby empty plot on pretext of playing together. He allegedly raped her there. â€œHe even threatened her of dire consequences if she reported the matter to anyone. Initially, the girl did not report the matter to her family. But when she could not bear the pain, she narrated her ordeal to her parents who immediately informed the police,â€ an official said.
The victim was rushed to the nearby Safdarjung Hospital where medical tests confirmed rape. A case was registered at Kapashera police station. The accused was subsequently arrested. Meanwhile, the victimâ€™s family reported that they have been living in constant fear since they registered the case as Lalitâ€™s family was allegedly putting pressure on them to quash the FIR.
â€œLalit belongs to an influential family. They are continuously threatening us to take back our complaint. some unidentified persons pelted stones at our house last night,â€ the victimâ€™s grandfather said.