4-yr-old girl sexually assaulted at marriage party, 1 held

4-yr-old girl sexually assaulted at marriage party, 1 held

Gurgaon: A 4-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by a youth during a marriage function at an upscale hotel here, following which the accused was arrested, the police said today.

The accused, Rohit, used to work was system operator for a disc jockey. He is a native of Palwal in Haryana, but stayed at Patel Nagar in Delhi, they said.

The incident occurred last night when the girl’s family went to the hotel in sector-15 of Gurgaon to attend the wedding ceremony of a relative there, a police official said.

“The girl, who playing during the party, accidentally entered men’s toilet, where the accused gagged the minor and sexually assaulted her,” he said, adding, “She somehow managed to escape and told her father about the incident.”

“Rohit was caught by the victim’s father, hotel staff and some guests while he was trying to escape. He was later handed over to police,” the officer said. An FIR has been lodged against the accused under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, the police said, adding investigation into the incident is underway.