A five-year-old girl was allegedly raped and a minor boy sodomised in separate cases on the outskirts of the Capital. One of the accused has been arrested.

The girl was playing outside her house in Sultanpuri when an unidentified man lured her to an isolated place and allegedly raped her.

The incident took place during the scheduled power outage in the area between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. He freed the girl when the power was restored.

The girl told her parents about the incident and the matter was reported to the police.

The police suspect the culprit is known to the girl.

“Going by the version of the girl, the culprit is a frequent visitor to their house. He lured her with a toffee and assaulted her. A case was registered after the medical examination of the girl confirmed the assault,” said a senior police officer.

The victim's father is a labourer.

In a similar incident, an 11-year-old boy was sodomised by a fellow worker.

The accused, Mukesh, took the boy to an isolated place on Saturday afternoon and sexually assaulted him.

The boy told his father about the incident and the accused was arrested.

The accused and the boy work for a tent house.