The Hush Post|19:30 pm|1-min-read
A 24-year-old man allegedly kidnapped and raped a two-year-old girl and then left her near the tracks at the Old Delhi Railway Station.
The accused has been identified as Anil, a drug addict. He was arrested on Sunday morning.
According to a senior police official, the girl was allegedly kidnapped by the accused on Saturday night. The girl was sleeping with her mother on a footpath in north Delhi’s Kotwali area. Around 2.30 am on Saturday, when the mother found her daughter missing, she lodged a complaint with the police in the morning.
In the afternoon, the police learnt a baby girl had been admitted to a hospital in central Delhi. Subsequently, she was identified as the one who was kidnapped from Kotwali, the official said.
Police said that she had been sexually assaulted. She was rescued by a team of police personnel after the accused dumped her near the railway tracks. The girl has undergone surgery and is now better.
The accused was apprehended by scanning CCTV footage. Following this, a trap was laid at various temples and gurdwara where street dwellers usually come for food and subsequently the accused was nabbed, the officer said.
Three months ago, he was arrested in connection with a theft case in Haridwar, the officer added.