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Delhi 5-yr-old child rape accused arrested in Bihar

April 20, 2013 09:01 IST

A 25-year-old youth allegedly involved in the rape of the five-year-old girl in the national capital was arrested in Muzaffarpur early on Saturday morning, the police said.

Manoj Kumar was apprehended from Chiknouta, his in-law's village, at around 2.00 am from Muzaffarpur in Bihar, about 50 Kms from Patna. The youth was arrested by a team from Delhi with the help of the local police. The accused, who has come here by a train from Delhi, was traced after tracking his mobile phone location, police sources said.

Kumar had married recently and his wife had come to her parent's place two days back. The accused, working as labourer in Delhi, is a native of Bharphua village of the district.

Kumar allegedly raped five-year-old girl at his rented accommodation in east Delhi's Gandhi Nagar. The girl and her family stayed in the same building where Kumar lived.

The Delhi police has registered a case and slapped charges of attempt to murder and rape among other things on Kumar, who allegedly confined the girl in his room for at least two days.

The girl, who was reported missing from April 15 evening, was rescued on April 17 morning from the ground floor of the building.

The girl is battling for life in All India Institute of Medical Sciences hospital in the national capital after she contracted infection from foreign objects inserted into her body.

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