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Mumbai Crime: Man rapes 5-year-old girl, after failing to rape her mother

A few days after a failed attempt to sexually assault a woman, Kandivli drug addict dragged her daughter while she was sleeping on the footpath yesterday and raped the child

Having failed in an attempt to sexually assault a woman a few days ago, an unidentified drug addict raped her five-year-old daughter while she slept on a footpath in Kandivli (West).

The footpath in Saibaba Nagar where the survivor, her mother and 4-year-old brother were sleeping when the incident took place
The footpath in Saibaba Nagar where the survivor, her mother and 4-year-old brother were sleeping when the incident took place

Between 3 am and 5 am yesterday, the man dragged the girl from the footpath in Saibaba Nagar, Kandivali (West), where she was sleeping with her mother and 4-year-old brother, took her to an isolated spot and raped her.

When the girl’s mother was shown CCTV footage of the rapist, captured from a camera on the road, she recognised him as a drug addict in his late 20s who had tried to assault her a few days ago.

In her statement to the Kandivli police, the girl’s mother has said, “A few days ago, when I was sleeping on the footpath, the man who can be seen in the CCTV footage attacked me and tried to rape me.

He is a drug addict and was drunk at the time of the incident. He had been following me and had made lewd comments, but I had no idea that he would attack my child.”

DCP (Zone XI) Balsingh Rajput said, “We recovered CCTV footage from the road and, according to the survivor’s mother, the accused had also attacked her a few days ago. He is a drug addict and we will find him very soon.”

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