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Neighbour held for trying to rape 5-yr-old in Patel Vihar

A 22-year-old man was arrested on Friday for allegedly trying to rape a five-year-old girl in Northeast Delhi’s Karawal Nagar area. 

Police said the accused was identified as Sombir. He has been sent to judicial custody.

According to the police, the incident took place around 11pm on Thursday in the Patel Vihar area of Karawal Nagar. The girl was playing outside her house when Sombir, who lived near the girl’s house, allegedly lured her on the pretext of chocolates and took her to an isolated spot, where he tried to rape her. However, he fled after the girl lost consciousness, police said.

The girl’s parents and other family members, who were looking for her, immediately informed the police.

“The girl was found unconscious in an isolated area near her house in Patel Vihar. We informed her family and took her to a nearby hospital. Doctors have confirmed an attempt to rape on the five-year-old. Based on the victim’s medical report, a case has been registered against Sombir. He has been arrested,” said a police official.

Sombir, who was hiding in Patel Vihar, was arrested in a few hours, police said. They added that Sombir was a vagabond and a drug addict.

“A case under IPC Section 376 and appropriate sections of the POCSO Act has been registered against him at the Karawal Nagar police station,” police said.
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