Vijayawada: A 50-year-old man was arrested for allegedly kidnapping and sexually assaulting a six-year-old girl in a village under Medikonduru mandal in Guntur district on Thursday. The accused is from Nallapadu area in Guntur district.
According to Medikonduru police, they received a complaint from the girl’s parents on Tuesday that their daughter was missing from their house when they returned after visiting Perecherla centre with their relative to run an errand.
Cops examined the CCTV footage in the area and found that the six-year-old girl was carried by a 50-year-old man on his shoulders. Later, the police found the girl crying alone near Guntur railway station.
Based on the information provided by the six-year-old girl, police managed to trace the accused and arrested him. on Thursday.
Cops said the girl was raped by the man between 6 pm and 8 pm on Tuesday night. Cops registered a case under relevant sections of POCSO Act against the accused and produced him before the district magistrate for judicial remand.
Meanwhile, the girl has been taken to Guntur GGH for treatment.