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A man has been arrested for allegedly raping a seven-year-girl while she was playing in Delhi’s Ranjit Nagar area.

Police said the accused man, a former neighbour of the girl’s family, approached her as she was playing with her friends, and told her that he would give her Rs 10 and buy sweets for her.

On his promise, the girl followed him to a vacant room where the accused raped her, the police said, citing CCTV footage. A case has been registered.

However, no one had any clue about the accused and no other information about the identity or whereabouts of the suspect was available.

No substantial progress was seen in 24 hours.

Additional Joint Commissioner of Police Suman Goyal led the investigation and after thorough frisking of CCTV camera footages, one suspect was zeroed in.

A thorough review of the case was done and additional teams from North District and Crime Branch were roped in to expedite the investigation.

With extensive door-to-door inquiry about the suspect, finally, his identity was established and he was tracked and arrested in a late-night operation.


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