Accused was nabbed while trying to flee
NEW DELHI: After committing the rape of a five-year-old girl inside Tagore Public School in Shahdara on Saturday, the accused Vikas had tried to flee the city, albeit unsuccessfully.
Delhi Police said that before employing him, the school had not conducted his verification.
Police sources told Millennium Post that the accused came to his house after raping the girl and, in the evening, came to know that a complaint against him has been filed with the police.
Panicked, he went to Usmanpur and from there he decided to flee the city. However, cops caught up to him and arrested him. Cops believe he might have fled to Jharkhand, his native state.
"It was thanks to the accurate description given by the minor girl that we were able to easily make the arrest," said a senior police official.
After the incident, several photos were shown to the victim and she recognised Vikas as the one who assaulted her.
"She told us that he is bald and wears cap, which helped in the arrest," the official added. Police said that they are now examining his records. The accused is married, and lives with his wife, daughter, and son.
When asked whether any action will be taken against the school, DCP (Shahdara) Nupur Prasad said they are investigating the case from all angles.
A case under Section 376 of the IPC and Section 4 of the POCSO has been registered. The accused used pick up and drop school children and also take on guarding duties at the school.
The victim's father, who works as a mechanic, told Millennium Post that he works overtime for his daughter and son, so that they can have a good future.
"I thought that after home, school is the safest place for children. But after this, our trust is gone. Where is the safety," he said.