Police arrest culprit within 48-hr

Indore : Just after two days of the incident of abduction and rape of a 22-month-old girl, city police have tasted success in cracking the case with the arrest of the accused, on Monday.

The accused committed the crime under influence of marijuana and liquor. Before teh crime, he also tried to meet a married woman for sex but was kicked out by latter’s husband.

While addressing media persons here on Monday, Superintendent of Police (West) Aabid Khan said that the accused, Rimpi alias Rajendra Pardi (27) was a resident of Akash Nagar under Chandan Nagar police station. The accused was arrested from his residence by the joint-team of Rajendra Nagar and Chhatripura police.

“During preliminary investigation, we focused on stolen mobile phone of the victim’s father, which was stolen about 15 days ago from the incident. On tracking the mobile phone, we detained Heeralal, who informed that he had bought the phone from Rimpi,” Khan said.

He further said that they also found that Rimpi had gone to Rajendra Nagar area for playing drums in Ganeshotsav procession along with his four friends.

“After completing the work, Rimpi and his friends consumed liquor and marijuana. Leaving his friends at their places, the accused reached Bhim Nagar to meet a married woman with whom he had sexual relationship but failed to get her as her husband was present, who kicked Rimpi away from there,” he added.

The SP added ‘with his unsatisfied sexual desire, the accused went to the makeshift house of a labour couple in adjacent Pragati Nagar locality at around12.15 am and abducted the victim. The accused had entered the house earlier on August 14 and had stolen the mobile phone from there. Rimpi took the weeping girl to different spots, spanning from Dussehra Maidan to Gangwal Bus stand, but couldn’t find an isolated space to assault her. He moved with the weeping toddler for around an hour before trying to rape her in dark lane near the Kela Devi temple. Unable to rape the girl, Rimpi escaped from the spot, dumping the minor behind.”

Police registered a case under IPC section 376, 363 against the accused.

It is to be noted that the incident had come to light on Saturday morning when a security guard of an ATM located on Dhar Road saw a crying girl passing by. The guard went to her and noticed her blood stained clothes and suspected foul play.

The guard then informed a family living opposite the ATM, who in turn called the police emergency number.

A night patrol in the area was called which reached the spot immediately followed by ASP Rajesh Sahay and Devendra Patidar. The girl was rushed to MY Hospital.

The Police have also decided to felicitate the ATM guard as well.

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