Even as Bengaluru recovers from the shock of the alleged sexual assault case in a city play school, another case of child rape has been reported from the HAL Police Station limits.
The incident occurred on March 20, where a 27-year-old security guard, Rajendra, allegedly raped a 5-year-old girl in Kundanahalli.
According to HAL Police Inspector, Sadiq Pasha, the parents of the girl filed a complaint on Monday night.
“We registered an FIR under sections 4 and 6 of POCSO and section 376 of the IPC and Rajendra,” Sadiq Pasha added.
The parents, in their statement said that Rajendra was the security guard at the building in which the girl and her family resided.
“Rajendra, who is from Odisha, lives in a shed near the same colony. On Monday afternoon at around 3.00 pm, the girl was playing outside the apartment building. He lured her to the shed by offering her some snacks. He took her to the shed and allegedly raped the child. The girl came running home an informed her caretaker,” Sadiq Pasha said.
The caretaker then informed the girl’s mother, after which the girl and her parents went to the HAL Police Station to file a complaint.
Rajendra was nabbed by the HAL Police on Tuesday morning.
“The girl underwent a medical exam on Tuesday and we are awaiting the results,” Inspector Pasha said.
On February 19, the parents of a 3-and-a-half-year-old girl had filed a complaint with the HAL Police alleging that a non-teaching staff of a prominent play school had allegedly sexually assaulted the girl.
Soon after this incident, seven more children from the same school came forward and filed complaints against the same staff member, Manjunath.
Earlier in 2014, a 6-year-old girl was brutally raped by two gym instructors Lalgiri and Waseem Pasha at an affluent school in Varthur area.
Three years after the incident, the trial has still not started in this case.