The case bears an uncanny resemblance to the shocking rape of a minor in the Capital last week, in which a five-year-old girl’s neighbour lured her into his rented residence with a chocolate and then brutalised her.
On Tuesday, the accused tempted his five-year-old victim to enter his house on the pretext of giving her a chocolate. He then took her to the upper floor of his residence, where he violated her. The incident took place in the jurisdiction of Wadala Truck Terminal police station.
The accused has been identified as Chotukumar Trivedi, who was arrested late last evening from Mahim, where he worked as a truck driver. Senior Police Inspector Suresh Bhavar from Wadala Truck Terminal police station said, “The incident took place on Tuesday evening after the accused took the girl into his home, saying that he would give her a chocolate.
He sodomised her after this.” The child didn’t report to her parents about the incident, as she had been threatened by the accused not to speak of it. Last morning, however, she informed her parents, following which they started looking for Trivedi, who was missing from his residence.
Bhavar added, “When the accused returned to his home, the parents along with some locals attacked the accused, but he managed to escape. A case was registered at the Wadala Truck Terminal police station at 7.30 pm yesterday. We sent a team to his workplace at Mahim and arrested Trivedi.” The arrested accused has been booked under sections 354 (outraging modesty) and 377 (unnatural offence) of the Indian Penal Code.