Hyderabad, Mar 11: In a freakish incident, sexual assault on a minor this month, a man lured a 9-year-old girl with sweets and raped her at his house on Friday evening. Police said the accused Ramavath Srinivas, 28, is an unemployed engineer.
Police, quoting from the victim's mother, said Srinivas had lured the girl, his neighbour, with sweets while she was playing near her house with her brother in Singareni Colony, under Saidabad police station limits. The incident occurred at about 07:30 pm.
The mother got to know about it only on Saturday morning.
Saidabad inspector said, "The victim's mother got to know about the sexual assault at 4 am on Saturday when the girl complained of severe stomach pain. When she questioned her daughter, she got to know about the sexual abuse."
Based on a complaint from the victim's mother, the Saidabad police registered a case under IPC Section 376(2) and provisions of the POCSO Act and arrested Srinivas. Further investigation is underway.