One more held for raping 9-year-old girl

Another person has been arrested in connection with the rape of a 9-year-old girl in Knowledge Park, the police said on Tuesday. The accused, who belongs to Aligarh, is the victim’s uncle, they said. Earlier, the Greater Noida police had arrested one person in connection with the case.

Lokesh Kumar Sharma was arrested on September 7. He had abducted the girl, who was playing near her house in Greater Noida’s Surajpur village.

“Before raping her, Sharma had called another accused — the victim’s maternal uncle. He had reached the spot after the rape,” said an officer. The victim’s uncle also attempted to rape her. During questioning, the victim named her uncle, following which he was arrested.

In another incident, a man (35) who allegedly raped his stepdaughter (14) in Ghaziabad’s Sahibabad was arrested on Tuesday. The incident happened on Monday when the victim was alone at home after her mother left for work. The accused allegedly thrashed and raped her. “We had received a complaint from victim’s sister stating that her stepfather had raped one of her sisters. She also stated that the accused had sexually harassed her on several occasions. A case under relevant IPC sections of rape, molestation and POCSO Act was registered. He was arrested from his house in Meerut,” said Rakesh Kumar Mishra, Circle Officer, Sahibabad.

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