A 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour, who later brutally thrashed her anddumped in bushes in Anand Parbat area of Central Delhi, police said on Monday.
Vivek, father of two, was arrested for allegedly rapingand assaulting the minor, a police official said. The accused, who lives with his family in Kathputli Colonyin the area, is a neighbour of the victim. He made "physicalrelations" with her on the pretext of marriage two years ago. He allegedly called the girl near Sarai Rohilla area lastweek and took her into bushes.
"When he forced himself on her, the girl protested andraised the issue of marriage. The accused thrashed her andleft her in the bushes. She was spotted lying unconscious by apasserby who informed us," the official said.
The victim was admitted to RML Hospital, where sheregained consciousness after three days, the official said.