After a scuffle over money, a 22-year-old raped his friend’s five-year-old daughter to take revenge. The accused, identified as Laxman Gupta, was arrested by Dinoshi police on Wednesday and he has been remanded to police custody till Monday.
Goregaon-resident Gupta, who works as a salesperson, stayed in the same locality as the girl’s father and was friends with him. A police official said, “On Tuesday morning, Gupta and the survivor’s father had some dispute related to money, during which the girl’s father struck him. After the father left for work, the accused went to his house.
He told the mother that he was taking the girl out for sometime and took her to his house. He then raped her, and told her that he was taking revenge on her father. Gupta threatened her of dire consequences if she spoke about the incident to anyone and dropped her back to her residence.”
The girl narrated the incident to her mother, who informed her husband, and they approached the Dindoshi police to register a complaint. Cops sent the survivor for medical treatment and she is recuperating at KEM hospital. Assistant police inspector Sachin Suryavanshi from Dindoshi police station, said, “We arrested Gupta on Wednesday. The medical report confirmed sexual assault.”