Mumbai: Police arrested a 17-year-old boy for allegedly raping a 4-year-old girl in Muzaffarpur district’s Deoria in Bihar. The teenager lured the girl out of her house on the pretext of getting her chocolates when he saw her playing alone, Deoria SHO Uday Kumar Singh said.
The alleged crime took place on January 5 in a village under the Deoria police station area of Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district, but on Tuesday, the minor girl’s mother lodged a complaint, following which the police caught the juvenile accused.
According to Deoria SHO Uday Kumar Singh, her parents have also been arrested for allegedly helping her and pressurizing the girl’s family not to report the crime to the police.
According to a report published in the Times of India (TOI), the incident took place at 4.30 pm on January 5 in the backyard of the house. Deoria police station SHO Uday Kumar Singh said that the victim’s mother has alleged in the FIR that the minor took her daughter to an isolated place where she was raped.
The report quoted a police officer as saying that on January 5, the victim was playing alone when the accused threw her out of the house by giving her chocolates. The juvenile took her to a secluded place in the backyard of the house and allegedly raped her. After returning home, the victim narrated the ordeal to her mother after which her mother lodged a complaint with the police.
The police swung into action after receiving the complaint. While the 17-year-old accused fled, his parents were arrested on Tuesday evening for allegedly assisting him and preventing the minor girl’s family members from alerting the police about the crime. Later, the police rescued the girl from Deoria Purani Bazar.
The minor girl is being administered care at Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital. Her medical examination has been conducted, as per police sources.