Chronicle Reporter, Indore
In an absolutely shocking incident, a nine-year-old girl was allegedly raped at an upscale mall in on the International Women’s Day. The heinous crime was committed by an employee at the gaming zone inside the mall situated on Mahatma Gandhi Road in Indore. The police have arrested the accused.
“Arjun Rathore (19) took the victim to a corner in the Treasure Island mall on Mahatma Gandhi Road, when she was playing in the gaming zone, and raped her,”Deputy Inspector General (DIG), Indore, Harinarayanchari Mishra said. The victim had gone to the mall with her family members, the officer said, adding that after the alleged incident, she narrated her ordeal to her mother.
Rathore was later nabbed and thrashed by the people in the mall before handing him over to police, the DIG said. A case under Section 376, IPC (rape) and relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act was lodged against the accused, Mishra said.
“We are reviewing the security arrangements in the malls and if needed, it will be strengthened further,” the officer said. Meanwhile, the Congress attacked the BJP government in the state over the issue.