Delhi: 1 Held, 5 Minors Apprehended for Alleged Sexual Assault of 12-Yr-Old
The girl's parents called to inform the police of the crime on 20 May.
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Delhi Police has arrested a 21-year-old identifying as Aakrosh, and apprehended five other minors in a case involving sexual abuse of a 12-year-old girl.
A case has been registered under Sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman) , 354B, 341 (wrongful restraint) and 376d (punishment for rape) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Sections 6, 17 and 21 of the Protection of Children From Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
As per the girl's parents, who called to inform the police of the crime on 20 May, Aakrosh 'befriended' the minor girl and took her to a jungle near the Railway line, where five other minor boys were present, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) West told The Quint.
The 21-year-old and two others proceeded to allegedly assault the minor, while three others present at the spot watched the crime.
The girl later travelled back home and told her family about the act, the police official added.
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