Man arrested for rape of minor deaf and mute girl

New Delhi: A 12-year-old deaf and mute girl was allegedly raped by a middle-aged man in North-West Delhi's Mukundpur area, police said on Wednesday.
 
According to the police, Chattulal (42) who is a small time shopkeeper has been arrested in this case after rape was confirmed in the medical report of the victim.
 
"The incident took place in the afternoon when the minor, a resident of Samta Vihar was playing outside his home.
 
Chattulal, who runs an electrical repair shop nearby, coaxed the girl inside her shop and sexually assaulted her," said a senior police official.
 
When people saw the girl coming out of his shop crying and bleeding, they caught hold of Chattulal and thrashed him. A PCR call was made after which police reached the spot and took him in custody, police said.
 
The girl was rushed to a nearby hospital where she is being treated. After doctors confirmed rape, a case has been registered in this regard, the official said.
 
Locals protested at the hospital and Bhalaswa Dairy police station after news of the rape spread. However, things were soon brought under control, police said.