BIHARSHARIF: A 55-year-old man was arrested on Friday for allegedly raping a nine-year-old daughter of his neighbour in Sohsarai PS area in Nalanda district.
According to police sources, the accused identified as Naresh Sharma lured the minor daughter of his neighbour into his house on Friday and allegedly raped her.
The survivor complained of acute abdominal pain after she returned home and narrated what had happened with her. Parents also noticed blood stains on her inner wear. Angry relatives and local residents caught the fleeing accused and locked him in a room before informing the Sohsarai police. Sohsarai police station SHO Nand Kishore said the accused was arrested and the survivor was sent to Biharsharif Sadar hospital for medical examination. This was the fourth case of such crime in Nalanda this month. On June 16, a 14-year-old-girl was gang-raped by four youth at a village under Sarmera PS area in the district. All the four accused were arrested the next day.
Three days ago, two vendors allegedly kidnapped a girl near Sone Bhandar area in Rajgir and took turn to rape her. The survivor, a resident of Wazirganj PS area in Gaya district had gone Rajgir with a male relative to offer prayers on the last day of Malmas Mela. Local residents caught one of the accused and handed him over to police while the other accused is still at large.
Also, a girl was molested in a public place by four youth and a middle aged man at a village under Hilsa PS area on June 9. The middle-aged man even tried to disrobe the victim. The matter was reported to police and an FIR was lodged on June 11 after a video of the crime went viral on social media. Main accused Srikant Prasad alias Billa were arrested.