In a shocking incident, a one-and-a-half-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour in south Delhi, the police said on Tuesday. Both the accused and the toddler's father work at a private security firm.
Subsequently, the accused was identified and arrested, the police said.
"He came back after night duty while the girl's father left home for his morning duty", a police officer told the Hindustan Times.
Police have refused to disclose the name of the 21-year-old accused who was arrested following the incident. Alarmed, she took the baby to the hospital where doctors found out that she was sexually assaulted.
After the girl's mother returned in the evening from her work, she found the child crying, as well as bleeding in her vagina. According to the latest data released by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), almost three children are raped everyday in the capital. The police said that the accused was hired to be the caretaker of the girl.
A case under Section 6 of Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences Act has been registered.