The accused arrested for the kidnapping and raping of a 10-year-old year old girl in east Delhi’s Ghazipur madrasa, lied about his age. Medical tests found that the accused is of around 20 years old and not of 17 years as he has told the police. The bone density test confirmed about the age of accused.
The Juvenile Justice Board on Wednesday said that the accused, who was kept at a juvenile home near Delhi after his arrest, will now be considered an adult and tried as one.
He (main accused) forcefully took me to the Madrasa, threatened to kill my family & took my phone. Madrasa owner also threatened me. I was offered water, after drinking it I fell asleep. When I woke up next day, I found my clothes were wet: Victim of #Ghazipur rape case pic.twitter.com/ZvhYCVaSk9
— ANI (@ANI) May 1, 2018
The accused was produced at a court in Delhi on Wednesday and was sent to one day police remand.
The police said the man had kidnapped the girl on April 21, kept her captive at a madrasa in Ghazipur in Delhi, and drugged and raped her overnight.
#NewsAlert| #Delhi Police Crime branch has received report of bone ossification test (done to ascertain the age of the accused) of juvenile accused in #Ghazipur rape case. The report will be submitted to Juvenile Justice Board tomorrow
— India TV (@indiatvnews) April 30, 2018
The child had gone missing while on her way to a local market. After checking CCTV footage from the area and her cellphone records, the police finally tracked her down and rescued her. The accused was arrested a week later. A cleric was also arrested although his role in the case is yet to be determined.
— APN NEWS (@apnnewsindia) April 28, 2018
The rape survivor on Wednesday told reporters that both the man and the madrasa owner had threatened to kill her if she told anyone about the sexual assault. “He (main accused) forcefully took me to the madrasa, threatened to kill my family and took my phone. Madrasa owner also threatened me,” she told reporters.