An 82-year-old Muslim man was arrested after he had allegedly raped a six-year-old girl at his residence in central Kolkata. Altaf Hossain was arrested after the girl’s mother filed a complaint with the police. A medical report confirmed that the girl had been sexually abused.
IB Times (h/t Upananda B) The incident took place at around 6 pm Sunday, March 25. The police said that the child was visiting her maternal uncle and was playing near Altaf Hossain’s house. Hossain upon seeing her alone called her and persuaded her to come to his residence, according to The Times of India.
After some time, her panic-stricken family members saw her coming down the flight of stairs from Hossain’s residence. When her maternal uncle confronted her, the girl told them about the incident.
The accused was booked under section 4 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act. Investigations are underway as the police are also looking into the matter if Hossain had sexually assaulted other minors in the past as well, the daily reported.