A man has been arrested for allegedly raping and sexually assaulting a minor girl in Delhi on Thursday while she was alone at home. Delhi Police have identified the accused and arrested him based on his criminal record on Thursday evening. The 12-year-old survivor from Paschim Vihar area underwent surgery at AIIMS hospital, but her condition remains critical.

The accused, 33-year-old Krishna, has a long history of involvement in criminal cases. The suspect has allegedly critically injured the survivor with a sharp weapon, according to multiple reports.

The accused is a resident of Manglapuri area of New Delhi. When he broke into the apartment, the shocked child screamed for help. He then reportedly raped her. 

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The 12-year-old girl has been tortured, the police said. When her neighbours saw her in the balcony, covered in blood, they immediately rushed her to a hospital in the area and later referred to AIIMS. She couldn’t walk or stand properly after the alleged sexual assault, according to the neighbours.

What You Should Know

  • A 12-year-old girl was reportedly raped and stabbed multiple times at her home in Paschim Vihar in Delhi on Thursday.
  • After the incident, the Delhi police have arrested a suspect.
  • The survivor underwent surgery at AIIMS, but her condition remains critical.
  • Delhi CM said that “harshest punishment” will be given to the perpetrator who attacked the 12-year-old girl.

“More than 20 teams were formed and they scanned hundreds of CCTV cameras and interrogated all the suspects who have a similar background. Finally, the accused was arrested on Thursday,” Joint Commissioner of Police (west) Shalini Singh quoted, Zee News reported.

Police scanned 100 CCTV cameras

Singh further explained that after the police interrogated him for hours, he confessed to the crimes. Krishan, who has four criminal cases, including one murder, one attempt to murder and one burglary, against him, reportedly said that he attacked the girl with a pair of scissors and stabbed her repeatedly. The victim sustained injuries on her face, head and other body parts, the police said.

“We are further investigating,” Singh claimed. He also explained how his teams have scanned over 100 CCTV cameras from the area to nab the person. “Police then zeroed in on the prime suspect and interrogated him. He corroborated the sequence of events leading to assault on the child,” Singh said, a report by Indian Express quoted him saying.

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CM Kejriwal announced Rs 10 lakh

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the family of the 12-year-old child after visiting her in the hospital. He further wrote on Twitter, “Came to know about the condition of the girl by meeting doctors and family in AIIMS. Doctors said that the next 48 hours are important. I also spoke to the police commissioner. The perpetrators of this heinous crime will receive harshest punishment.

Delhi Commission For Women (DCW) Chief Swati Maliwal also visited AIIMS and in a video on Twitter said, “The girl has multiple head fractures and bite marks all over her body. She has been brutally assaulted to the extent that every body part has injury marks.”

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