Nine-year-old girl allegedly sexually assaulted by neighbour at Malkapuram in Visakhapatnam

The accused is yet to be taken into police custody.

November 29, 2023 03:38 pm | Updated 07:33 pm IST - VISAKHAPATNAM

A nine-year old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by a 28-year-old married man at Malkapuram area in Visakhapatnam. The incident came to light after parents of the girl lodged a complaint with the local police, late on Tuesday night.

Inspector of Malkapuram police station G. Demudu Babu said that the accused man resides in the neighbouring house of the victim, a Class IV student.

The incident occurred on Tuesday during the absence of the victim’s parents. While the girl was playing in her house all alone, the accused reportedly sweet-talked the girl and took her to his house, where he allegedly sexually assaulted her. The girl informed hr parents about the incident, and they lodged a police complaint.

The accused is yet to be taken into police custody. Disha police are taking over the case.

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