A man has been captured for supposedly raping a four-year-old girl in Himachal Pradesh’s Shimla. The occasion occurred on Thursday in the Kotkhai area. The culprit, known as Lalan, was seized from a place near Chaila in Theog town of Shimla. He raped the minor when she was single in the home, Police said.
Police have added that the criminal worked as a mechanic and was living near the victim for a year.
A complaint has been lodged under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 376, 452 and section 4 of the POCSO ( Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act at Kotkhai police station. The complaint was lodged by the victim’s mother.
In her grievance, the lady stated that the culprit used to come to their house regularly. On Thursday, Lalan again came when her daughter was single in the house.
Police have collected all the testament from the crime scene. A medical probe of the victim was performed, the report of which is still awaited.
This event comes weeks after a seven-year-old mentally challenged girl was supposedly raped in Shimla. The occurrence occurred in Dharchandna village, which comes under Chopal Sub-Division. Police have recognised the culprit as a 25-year-old man, Sandeep alias Sanju. A case under IPC section 376 for rape and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act has been lodged. This event happened on a Wednesday evening. Sanju, who came to pay a visit to his relatives living in the village, chose to take their neighbour for an evening walk. After a few hours, a woman from the village came to the girl’s house and briefed them about the brutal crime committed by Sanju.