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Youth arrested for sexually assaulting 4-year-old girl


New Delhi: A 20-year-old youth allegedly sexually assaulted his four-year-old neighbour in West Delhi’s Jawahar Nagar area, police said today.

The accused, Kuldeep, told the girl’s parents that he was taking the girl to a nearby temple yesterday evening, said a senior police officer.

When the girl returned, she was crying and told her parents that Kuldeep had touched her inappropriately, the officer added.

The parents then informed the police and a case under relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act has been registered, police said.

Initially, Kuldeep’s family claimed that he is a minor but police found his ID card which mentioned his age to be 20, said the officer.

Kuldeep has been arrested, police said.

The fathers of the victim and the accused work at liquor vends and were very cordial with each other.

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