Pune: Two watchmen of a posh society in Wakad were arrested by the Wakad police for allegedly raping a five year-old-girl.
The arrested accused have been identified as Sanjit Ranjit Chasa (20) who hails from Tripura and Mangal Shukla Vaidya (23) from Assam. The arrested accused were produced in court on Wednesday and sent to police custody till September 19.
The accused are being charged under sections 376 (rape), 506(Punishment for criminal intimidation), 323 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) of the IPC and various sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
Wakad police said the victim’s elder brother heard that one of the watchmen of the society was asking his sister to show her private parts. He informed the same to his mother. The victim’s mother took her into confidence and the victim revealed to her about the incident.
The police said they are taking the statement of the victim who told her mother that while she was playing in the society, the accused took her in the lift and then raped her.
The victim’s mother teaches at a private coaching academy and approached the Wakad police.
Assistant Police Inspector DK Adhav, who is investigating the case, said the accused were working in the society for the past few months. “We have called the head of the security agency which recruited these watchmen on Thursday and then we will check whether the accused have undergone background check,” added Adhav.
The accused were currently staying near Datta Mandir in Wakad.