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8-year-old homeless girl raped by sweeper in Lutyens' Delhi

PTI
Published : Jul 10, 2017, 9:22 am IST
Updated : Jul 10, 2017, 9:22 am IST

The accused, who was known to the victim's family, dumped the girl at a nearby spot and fled from the scene.

The minor girl was picked up by the accused who used to work as a sweeper in the area. (Photo: File)
 The minor girl was picked up by the accused who used to work as a sweeper in the area. (Photo: File)

New Delhi: An 8-year-old girl, who was sleeping on a footpath along with her parents at Connaught Place in Lutyens' Delhi, was allegedly raped by an acquaintance, police said.

The incident took place on the intervening night of July 7 and 8, they said.

 

The minor girl was picked up by the accused who used to work as a sweeper in the area. He then took her to a desolate spot and sexually assaulted her, police said.

The accused, who was known to the victim's family, then dumped the girl at a nearby spot and fled from the scene.

The victim's parents later informed the police about the incident.

The police has launched a hunt to trace the culprit.

Tags: sexual offences, crimes against women, crimes against children, child welfare
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi