Noida: An 11-year-old girl was allegedly molested by a family friend for over a year before the incident came to light last week. Police in Noida has arrested a National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) official for allegedly raping the victim for over a year on the pretext of giving her tuition at his home. The suspect, a 45-year-old engineer with a public sector undertaking, was arrested Tuesday.
The matter came to light when the victim revealed to her school teacher about her ordeal, who later informed her parents about the problem.
“We got a call from the school on May 16, after which I and my husband rushed there. The coach informed us that our neighbor had been molesting our daughter on the pretext of helping her with her studies. He often taught his son, and our daughter would go there as well. We also informed one of our close friends about the incident, who went with us to school,” the mother stated in her complaint.
The accused who has been booked under section 376 (rape) of Indian Penal Code and sections 3 and 4 of the POCSO Act, was arrested on Tuesday. According to a report in Times of India, Gupta has a college-going daughter and a son who studies in Class 8. “We arrested him Tuesday morning. A medical examination had been done for the girl when the family filed the complaint,” said Harinandan Sharma, acting SHO, Phase 3 police station. The suspect was produced before a magistrate and later sent to jail.