This Article is From Oct 24, 2021

Man, Accused Of Raping 6-Year-Old In Delhi, Arrested. He Was Seen On CCTV

The police identified the accused in the rape case after scouring footage from over 100 CCTV cameras.

Investigation reveals the accused had been arrested earlier as well for allegedly molesting a minor.

New Delhi:

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.