Two minor girls raped in Delhi

, 10:08 PM IST

New Delhi: A four-year-old girl was allegedly raped by the landlord of her house in southwest Delhi’s Sagarpur area, police said today.

The incident came to light yesterday, following which the girl’s parents approached the police and the 35-year-old accused was arrested, a senior police official said.

The girl’s father works with an airline company and mother at a hospital. The victim complained of severe stomach ache yesterday following which she was taken to a doctor and sexual assault was confirmed.

She later told her mother that the accused lured her to his residence and allegedly forced himself upon her. He also threatened her with dire consequences if she spoke about the incident to anyone, police said.

In a separate incident, a three-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her 35-year-old neighbour at a slum cluster in northwest Delhi’s Adarsh Nagar area, police said today.

The incident took place on the day of Holi when the accused lured the girl to his shanty and allegedly forced himself upon her. The people living in the cluster were alerted after they heard the girl’s scream and overpowered the accused, who was later handed over to the police, a senior official said.

In both cases, the accused persons were arrested under the relevant sections of IPC and POCSO Act, and the victims were counselled in the presence of their mothers.