10-year-old girl raped, relative arrested: Police

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New Delhi, Aug 21: A 10-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a relative in northwest Delhi's Bhalswa Dairy area and the man was arrested today.

According to police, the incident took place yesterday when the girl was playing with her friends, including the children of the 30-year-old accused, who is also her distant relative. The man, who stays close to the victim's house, called and took her to a nearby place and raped her behind bushes, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northwest) Vijay Singh said.

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Police said when the girl came back home, she told her parents about being allegedly sexually assaulted by the relative from her mother's side whom she used to call 'mamu'. The parents then approached police and a case was registered at Bhalswa Dairy police station in the night under section 376 (rape) of IPC and the provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

When the police went to the man's house, he was found absconding. The man was arrested this morning from forest area in Bhalswa Dairy, police said.

PTI

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