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Delhi: Drug addict rapes 2-year-old girl, gets arrested

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A 24-year-old drug addict was arrested on Sunday for allegedly kidnapping and raping a two-year-old girl in Delhi. The accused identified as Anil. After raping the minor, he dumped the girl near the tracks of old Delhi Railway station.

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According to news agency PTI, “The girl was allegedly kidnapped by the accused on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday, while she was sleeping with her mother on a footpath in north Delhi’s Kotwali area.”

When her mother woke up at around 2.30 am, she found her daughter missing and started looking for her. After searching her from pillar to post, she approached police station around 10 am on Saturday following which a kidnapping case was registered, a police officer told PTI.

“Around afternoon, the police learnt a baby girl had been admitted to a hospital in central Delhi and subsequently, she was identified as the one who was kidnapped from Kotwali,” the officer said.

It was revealed that the girl had been sexually assaulted by the accused.  She was rescued by a team of police personnel, he said, adding the girl underwent surgery and is now said to be better.

“The police identified the accused 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 quoted by PTI as saying.

The 24-year-old accused used to collect garbage for a living and also worked as a waiter during the wedding season.  Earlier, he was arrested in connection with a theft case in Haridwar.

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