A 45-year-old senior engineer in NTPC has been held by the police on Tuesday for allegedly raping an 11-year-old girl.
The accused identified as Akhil Gupta a resident of Noida, has been arrested for allegedly raping an 11-year-old girl for over a year on the pretext of giving her tuitions at his home.
The incident came to light when the victim, who is a 6 class student of a prominent Noida school, confided in one of her teachers about her ordeal. The teacher further informed her parents, who afterwards lodged an FIR on Sunday against Akhil Gupta.
The accused, Akhil Gupta had close ties with the girl’s family and she would often visit Gupta’s house to get help in her studies. The accused and the victim reside in the same society.
The Girl’s Mother in a Written Statement to Police Said, “The director of the school asked us to come for a meeting. We took along two close friends from the housing society. After returning from the school around 4.30 pm, the child kept sleeping till 8 pm. When we asked her about her problems, she started crying.”
“Earlier, he would only kiss her on the cheeks, but later he started kissing her on the lips. The misbehavior increased with time. At one point, he would grope her and even assault her,” the victim mother alleged.
The FIR Stated By The mother Said, “On August 15, when she and her husband were not at home, Gupta took the girl to his house and assaulted her repeatedly. He would molest her on several occasions. When his Wife would call me to her house, the accused would sneak into our room, knowing that neither my husband nor I am there. When I confronted him on one occasions, he said he had come to give books”.
Harinandan Sharma, acting SHO, Phase 3 police station said, “We arrested him on Tuesday morning. A medical examination had been done for the girl when the family filed the complaint.”
“The suspect was produced before a magistrate and later sent to jail”, he further added.
The accused has been booked under section 376 (rape) of Indian Penal Code and under sections 3 and 4 of the POCSO Act.