PUNE: The Dattawadi police on Thursday arrested a 22-year-old man from Dandekar bridge for sexually assaulting a six-year-old girl from his neighbourhood on Monday morning, when the girl's parents were at work.
The suspect has been charged under section 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code and the relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
On Monday morning, after the girl's parents left for work, the suspect called her to his house and sexually assaulted her. "When the girl started crying, the suspect threatened to kill her, and warned her against revealing this to anyone," said an officer from the Dattawadi police station.
The officer said that terrified girl did not tell her parents on Wednesday. The next day, when they were about leave for work, the girl told her mother. "The woman immediately approached us and lodged a complaint," the officer said. "We have arrested him. Our probe is on."