INDIA: CNN reports that a man has been arrested for the alleged rape a 5-year-old girl in the grounds of the US Embassy in New Delhi.
The girl, who is a child of the housekeeper employed by the embassy, was playing outside the embassy staff quarters on Saturday before she “was lured and raped by a neighbor,”
Eish Singhal, deputy commissioner of Delhi police, told CNN.The girl, who is the daughter of a housekeeper employed by the embassy, later identified the 25-year-old male suspect, who has been arrested and charged with rape, police said.
“She was able to identify him point blank and there is no doubt over this,” Singhal said, adding that the suspect remains in custody.The incident has appalled embassy staff.
In a statement to CNN, a spokesperson said the US embassy “was deeply disturbed to learn of allegations of a sexual assault of a child on the embassy compound.”
“The embassy took prompt action, including reporting the incident to the police and assisting the alleged victim to obtain medical assistance,” the statement added.
This story has been updated with the latest statement from the US embassy in New Delhi.