NEW DELHI: A 46-year-old vegetable vendor was arrested from northeast Delhi’s Maujpur on Friday for attempting to rape a one-and-a-half-year-old girl.
DCP (northeast) Atul Kumar Thakur said that the man was charged under the POCSO act and sent to judicial custody.
Police said that the accused lives in the same building as that of the survivor and is known to the family. He took the girl to his room on Friday evening on pretext of playing with her. The accused started undressing the girl to which she started crying. The child’s mother heard her cries and went to the room where she caught the accused.
Police said his statements have been registered in front of a magistrate.