Six-year-old girl raped by neighbour

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Oct 2018 12:03:40


Staff Reporter,

yet another heinous act came to light from Misrod area where a six-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a 45-year-old neighbour at his home where she had gone to take thread and needle on Tuesday. When she started crying, the accused feared her of ghost and because of her fear he inserted his fingers into her private part.

According to SHO of Misrod, Sanjeev Coukse, the victim girl lives with her parents in Nai Basti area of Jatkhedi. She is a student of class 1 whereas her father had earlier worked as an employee in CM helpline office but later left job following his accident a couple of months ago.

The incident took place on Tuesday afternoon when the victim’s mother sent her to accused Pitambar Singh’s home located nearby to bring thread and needle. When the victim reached his home, wife of the accused was sleeping in other room and the accused Pitambar, who works as a labourer, took her to another room where he tried to sexually assault her by trying to insert his finger in her genitals. However, when the girl started weeping, he feared the victim that if she would cry ghost will come and took her along with him after it was because of fear the girl stopped crying bear the pain.

Later, she went to her home and reported family members about the pain in her private parts after which she was taken to a nearby hospital where doctors confirmed about sexual assault with her. The next day when victim’s parents along with neighbour went to accused’s home, Pitambar, instead of apologising and showing any repentance on his act, started to quarrel with them and threatened them after which victim’s parents lost their patience and they beaten up accused black and blue with the help of neighbours. Subsequently, they approached Misrod Police Station and reported the matter and later the accused was arrested from his home while he was about to escape from there. SHO Choukse said that even if rape is not proved in the medical report, the case will be considered as rape as per law since the victim is a minor girl. The accused has also not confessed of raping girl but admitted to harm her private parts.