Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, September 14
The Kapurthala police have arrested a migrant labour, who allegedly raped a 6-year-old girl on the pretext of buying her a toy. The incident was reported on Saturday when the girl was playing outside her house in Bholath.
As per the family members’ statements, the accused took the victim to an isolated place around 3 pm on his bicycle after offering her Rs 20. After over an hour, the accused left her outside her house. She reportedly fainted while narrating the ordeal to her brother and sister, who later rushed her to the Bholath Civil hospital with the help of their neighbours and their grandmother. Considering the victim’s critical condition, the doctors referred her to the Kapurthala Civil Hospital, where the doctors confirmed the sexual assault on the minor.
DSP, Bholath subdivision, Jatinderjit Singh said immediately after the incident was reported, a police team was formed to nab the accused. “All CCTV cameras were checked to trace the accused who took the girl around 1 km away from her house,” said the DSP. The accused was later nabbed from the Nadala bus stand in Bholath on Sunday evening. He was on Monday presented before a court which sent him to 3-day police custody.
Meanwhile, Bholath SHO Amandeep Kaur briefed that the accused was identified as Tafreez Alam (35), who was working at a tailor’s shop here. A case under Section 376-A of the IPC and Section 6 of the POCSO Act has been registered against him. Earlier in May 2008, he had served two years for rape attempt.
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