LUDHIANA: Police arrested a migrant worker for raping a six-year-old girl in city on Monday evening.
The 38-year-old accused lured the girl, his neighbour, to his room with candies and forced himself upon her.
Police said when the girl did not return home for long, her family started looking for her around 7pm. On hearing her cries for help, they , along with their neighbours, barged into the accused's room.
Shocked on seeing him raping the minor, the angry residents nabbed him and called up the police.
Police had a tough time arresting the accused as the furious residents, who beat him up black and blue, were not willing to hand him over to them.
Station house officer of Jodhewal police station Ashok Kumar said, "The accused has been arrested for rape and criminal intimidation.The medical examination of the minor was being conducted at civil hospital."
Police said the accused, who hailed from Delhi, had come to Ludhiana a few months ago. But his second wife refused to accompany him to the industrial hub and preferred to stay in the Capital only.
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