Not a day passes in India especially in Delhi when we don’t hear the news of rape and molestation. In yet another news from the capital a 27 years old man attempted to rape a 8 years old child. But, one good thing that happened in the case is that the eight-year-old used the skills that were taught to her in the school to foil the rape attempt and got the accused arrested.
The 27-year-old accused who was also the neighbor of the girl took her to a nearby jungle in East Delhi’s Mandawali where he tried to rape her. But the little girl instead of shouting for help started calling the name of the neighbors who generally used to pass the jungle at that point of time. After hearing her cries, one of the neighbors who was passing through the area reached the spot, where he found the accused and the child in a compromising position.
The parents of the girl handed the accused over to the police after thrashing him on the spot. A senior police officer told TOI ,”The accused admitted to having molested the child. He has been booked and sent to jail.” In her complaint, the girl told that the youth had lured her to the jungle beside the colony on the pretext of looking for his wife, after which he undressed her and tried to rape her. She also told that instead of shouting for help she started calling the names of the neighbors. Fortunately, a friend of his father was passing by the jungle at the time who rescued her.
The accused stayed in the same locality and had earlier worked with the girl’s father. The man took him to the jungle on the pretext of looking for her wife. His wife and the accused used to visit the girl’s home often due to which she had agreed to accompany him to the jungle.
A case under POCSO and IPC Section 354 (molestation) has been registered against the accused.
This was one of the rare incidents where a child was able to show her presence of mind only because she was trained and taught about the good and bad touch and how to tackle such situations.We hope that more parents would break the barrier and come forward and teach their child about different type of touches and how to fight such situations.
h/t : TOI