The Delhi Police has arrested a 30-year-old sweeper who sexually assaulted an 87-year-old woman, who is bedridden. The sweeper works nearby the house of the woman.
Tilak Nagar Police had registered a theft case on February 13, and a day later, the IPC section for sexual assault (376) was added in the FIR.
The sweeper attacked the elderly lady, sexually assaulted her and stole her mobile phone. “The woman’s mobile phone has been recovered from the accused” said Delhi Police spokesperson Chinmay Biswal.
The woman was home alone when the incident took place. Her daughter, 65, had gone to meet a friend. When she returned home, she found her octogenarian mother bleeding from the mouth on Sunday afternoon.
A close family friend of the victim told that there were injury marks on the face of the lady.
“Nani was shivering, there were injury marks on her face, and she was very disturbed. She managed to tell her daughter that a man had entered the house. She described him as a person in his 30s and said that he assaulted her. She pleaded with him to take money or things lying in the house but he didn’t listen to her. He didn’t spare her.”
The man claimed to be an agent who came to check the gas connection, as per the FIR, however, when the lady asked him to speak to her daughter on the phone, he snatched her mobile phone. The daughter of the survivor requested the police to investigate the case as soon as possible.
A medical examination of the survivor was conducted by the police which confirmed sexual assault.
The accused was arrested on the basis of interrogation.
“There was no CCTV camera outside the survivors’ house, and this was a completely blind case, as the accused is not known to the survivor or her family. Police teams scanned through CCTV footage from cameras nearby, and based on the description of the accused by the elderly woman, a few people were apprehended.”Chinmay Biswal.
The accused was arrested by the Delhi Police who worked as a sweeper near the house of the victim.