The series of horror stories of rape and sexual assault don’t cease to shock the country. In the latest horror from Unnao, a minor boy has been arrested for sexually assaulting a three-year-old girl in Makhi village, the police said on Saturday.
The juvenile found the girl while she was playing in a field closed to her house. On seeing her, the accused allegedly tried to rape her.
Meanwhile, the passers-by heard the cry of the girl and ran towards the field. After seeing the crowd, the accused tried to escape, however, he was caught by the locals. After beating him up, the villagers handed over the accused to the police.
Superintendent of Police, Vikrant Veer, immediately registered a case against the accused under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and was taken to jail.
The legal action was taken after receiving the medical report of victim.
“We have arrested the accused from the spot of the incident. A case has been registered, investigation underway,” he said.
The incident comes just after the death of rape victim who was set ablaze on Thursday while she was on her way to the court for the hearing on the case she filed against the accused, and at a time when Uttar Pradesh government is being questioned over the issue of safety of women following several cases of rape and murder.
In another shocker, three minors have been arrested for allegedly gang-raping their 14-year-old relative in Pahasu area of Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr, police said.
The incident took place on December 3. The police have also arrested one other minor for posting the video of the incident on the internet.
“Case has been registered. Police arrested all four accused within two hours,” said Santosh Kumar Singh, SSP, Bulandshahr.