A man was arrested in Haryana's Rohtak today for the rape of a six-year-old girl after he was seen in CCTV footage with her, the police said. The six-year-old is currently being treated at the national capital's Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.
More than 100 CCTV footages were checked to identify the accused, Suraj, officials said. A resident of Delhi's Raghubir Nagar, he did not know the girl or her family, the police said.
On Friday, the girl returned home - injured and bleeding - from a community meal in the neighbourhood, her family said. When they took the girl to a hospital, they were informed that she had been raped.
The girl's father is a daily wage labourer.
Surveillance footage from the area shows the accused with her. In the video, the girl was seen following the accused from a market.
Investigation reveals he had been arrested earlier as well for allegedly molesting a minor.
The case filed in the six-year-old's rape includes sections of the tough law against sexual abuse of children, and comes just days after a 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her cousin at her house in south Delhi's Kotla Mubarakpur.