Crime and Accident

3-year-old raped by relative in Govindpuri

3-year-old raped by relative in Govindpuri

New Delhi: A 3-year-old girl was allegedly raped and beaten up by her relative when her parents had gone out for some work in southeast Delhi’s Govindpuri area, police said today.

The injured toddler was rushed to a hospital where doctors called the police in the wee hours today.

The 25-year-old accused lived in a rented accommodation close to victim’s residence and regularly visited her as she was fond of playing with him, the parents told the police.

The parents had asked the accused to babysit the girl as they were going out for some work. When they returned to pick her up from his residence they found her to be bleeding and without clothes, police said.

They immediately took her to a nearby hospital and police was called around 2 AM.

The accused was later arrested by police which had made several raids to catch him, an officer said.

A case has been registered under Section 376 (rape) of the IPC and relevant provisions of POCSO Act, he said.