A 35-year-old sanitation worker, identified as Kailash was on Monday arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a five-year-old girl at a public toilet in Naraina area of West Delhi, police said on Monday, adding the accused was arrested after the incident was reported to the police by the victim's parents.
The incident occurred on February 6 when Kailash spotted the 5-year-old at a public toilet and took her to his room, where he sexually assaulted her.
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After raping her, he threatened to kill her if she disclosed the incident to her parents.
The victim's parents work as labourers and stay at JJ Camp in Naraina.
"After returning from their work, they saw the girl bleeding. The victim's mother brought medicines from a government dispensary. However, when the victim's health started deteriorating, she took her to Deen Dayal Upadhyay hospital, where the doctors confirmed sexual assault," Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Monika Bhardwaj said.
"Later, the victim's parents reported the incident to the police, following which the accused was arrested," she added.
(With agency inputs)