Noida: A 56-year-old man, a native of West Bengal was arrested for sexually molesting a three-and-half-year-old girl said police.
The accused identified as Akbar Ali arrived in Sadarpur village under Sector 39 police station limits to visit his daughter and son-in-law. He had been staying with them in their rented house next to the victim’s house for the past three days said sources, DNA reports.
“On Monday afternoon, when the parents of the girl were out for work, the man lured her to his room but was spotted by another local. The local then informed her parents, both daily wage labourers, who returned and their child narrated to them her ordeal,” police official said.
Shortly after the incident came to light the accused escaped the scene and went missing since Monday afternoon.
The victim’s parents then reported the matter first on emergency number 100 and then filed an FIR at the Sector 39 police station.
Station House Officer Sector 39 police station Uday Pratap Singh said the accused was however arrested within 24 hours of the incident near a restaurant in Sector 46.
“He has been charged under the Indian Penal Code Section 376 (2) sub-section F (raping a woman less than 12 years of age) and under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012,” he said.
The accused was later produced before the court and was remanded in judicial custody.