Youth held for kidnapping, sexually assaulting 2-yr-old
New Delhi: A two-year-old girl was kidnapped from north Delhi's Kotwali area on Saturday and sexually assaulted by a man, who then abandoned her near the railway tracks, police said on Sunday.
The accused, a 24-year-old drug addict, was arrested on Sunday morning after more than 10 teams launched a manhunt to nab him.
Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson on Sunday Swati Maliwal met the toddler, adding that there is no fear among criminals Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Jasmeet Singh said the girl was kidnapped by the accused between 2 and 3 am on Saturday, while she was sleeping with her mother on a footpath in Kotwali.
"When the mother woke up, she did not find her daughter whom she had given milk a few hours ago," said an investigator.
On Saturday afternoon, police learnt that a baby girl was found at the railway tracks and had been admitted to a hospital in central Delhi. Subsequently, she was identified as the one who was kidnapped.
Doctors revealed that she had been sexually assaulted, immediately after which cops began a hunt to nab the culprit
By scanning CCTV footage of the surroundings from the girl was kidnapped, police identified the accused.
A trap was then laid at various temples and gurudwaras, where street dwellers usually come for food, and subsequently the accused was nabbed, a police official said.
Cops said the accused used to collect garbage for a living and also worked as a waiter during the wedding season. "Three months ago, he had been arrested in connection with a theft case," the officer further said. Meanwhile, DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal, on her Twitter handle, posted that "1.5 year old homeless girl brutally raped in Delhi. Met her in hospital & can't describe her condition. Her beggar mom is inconsolable. Her cries ring in my head. Thru my Anshan, law 4 death 2 rapist created but till date no rapist given death in Delhi! No fear amongst criminals."