Man arrested for raping 16-year-old in Delhi

Man arrested for raping 16-year-old in Delhi

A 27-year-old youth from Assam was arrested on Sunday for raping a girl in Janakpuri.
 
NEW DELHI: A 27-year-old youth from Assam was arrested on Sunday for raping a girl in Janakpuri. Police said the youth had brought the girl to the city a year ago on pretext of a job. He had also promised to marry her.

The girl, 16, told police she knew Jahiruddin through a relative in her village in Assam for past few years. The duo left the village without the knowledge of her parents and stayed at a house in Janakpuri for past one year. She alleged that Jahiruddin raped her many times during their stay together.

She said the man left the house last week but did not return. After two days, the girl located and approached her relatives at southwest Delhi’s Dabri who took her to the nearest police station in the area.

A case under sections of Pocso was registered against the accused. A kidnapping case too was registered. Initially, the accused refused to have committed the crime, but confessed later.

He was remanded in judicial custody and efforts are on to find out the involvement of others who helped him bring the girl to the city.

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