Hours after the horrific incident of the rape and attack of a 5-year-old girl from East Bengaluru came to light, the Bengaluru police have nabbed the culprit.
A team led by DCP East Ajay Hilory arrested. Veeresha, a 24-year-old ragpicker, who is a native of Chitradurga district. According to the police, the accused has confessed to the crime. The police say that Veeresha, a resident of Virannanna Playa in KG Halli happened to see the girl step out of her tent a little after midnight. The accused then lifted the girl, took her by the road side and sexually abused the girl.
The girl was living with her parents in a tent in the KG Halli police station limits and had stepped out at around 2 am on Saturday to attend the nature's call, when she was attacked.
A passerby, who noticed the girl lying unconscious by the roadside informed the beat police about the incident. While the police had rushed the girl to the hospital since she had severe head injury, a medical examination at the hospital later confirmed that she had been sexually assaulted.
Following this, a case of POCSO was registered.