NEW DELHI: An octogenarian was allegedly raped by a man at a farm in Najafgarh area of Delhi on Monday evening. The 37-year old accused who worked as a plumber in the area has been arrested. The accused, Sonu, was a resident of Rewla Khanpur area, said police.
Investigations revealed that the 86-year-old woman was waiting for her milkman outside her house in Chhawla village when the accused approached her. The accused lied to her and told her that the milkman would not come but he knew a place where she could buy milk from.
The accused then took her on his bike to a nearby farm and forced himself on her. When she resisted his attempts, he thrashed her. Locals heard the cries of the victim and caught hold of the accused and informed police.
“A medical examination of the woman was conducted and a case under sections of rape and causing hurt was registered. The accused was immediately arrested,” said Santosh Kumar Meena, DCP, Dwarka.
Delhi Commission for Women chief later met the survivor at her home and assured her of a speedy trial.
(The victim’s identity has not been revealed to protect her privacy as per Supreme Court directives on cases related to sexual assault)