According to authorities, a 22-year-old guy was detained here on Tuesday after being accused of raping a 1-year-old neighbourhood baby girl.
The police said that a one-and-a-half-year-old girl and Ravi Rai, a 22-year-old inhabitant of the Kushinagar district’s Vishnupura neighbourhood, frequently played together.
He went to the child’s home on Monday night and picked her up, promising her family that he would bring her toys and chocolates.
The family members went to the man’s residence to ask about the girl when he still hadn’t returned even after two hours, but they claimed that she wasn’t there.
After that, the family members told the police.
He confessed to raping the infant girl when being questioned by authorities.
The girl was found by police on a farm.
Police filed a case against the man under the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act in response to the family members’ written complaint.
Additional Superintendent of Police Ritesh Kumar Singh stated, “We obtained information that a 22-year-old male grabbed a baby girl on the pretence of purchasing her chocolates and toys, and raped her.
According to him, the infant girl is being treated at a hospital after the suspect was taken into custody by police.
The ASI further stated that police have opened an investigation and are looking into the situation from several angles.