UP Rape Accused Arrested, Left Suicide Note To Mislead Cops
Lucknow/Hapur/UP : More Than a week after a six-year-old girl in western Uttar Pradesh’s Hapur was kidnapped and raped, the accused has been arrested by the state police.
A photo of the accused, Dalpat, was released earlier this week, days after three sketches – based on the statements of the girl’s parents and neighbors – were made public.
The police had announced a reward of ₹ 50,000 or any information about accused. He tried to mislead the police by leaving some clothes and a ‘suicide note’ next to a river yesterday.
Within the note, the person said he was taking his life because he didn’t want to die during a police encounter.
The police had launched multiple search operations in Hapur and neighboring districts within the past week to look for Dalpat.
The girl, who has multiple injuries, is being treated at a hospital in Meerut.
The girl was kidnapped from outside her home in the Garh Mukhteshwar area, less than 100 km from Delhi, last week on Thursday reportedly by the person on a motorbike.
When her parents reported her missing, the police launched a probe for her. She was found following morning, unconscious and soaked in blood, behind bushes not far from her village.
A medical examination confirmed rape. The girl was rushed to a specialized hospital in Meerut and has been through a minimum of one surgery. Doctors say she is stable but not out of danger.
The incident in Hapur happened days after a 12-year-old girl’s assault in Delhi. The girl, tortured and brutalized with scissors by her attacker, is at the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi.
The person who is believed to have assaulted her inside her home has been arrested.
The accused, Krishan, was identified on the basis of CCTV footage and he has a criminal record, said Delhi police.