A two-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped and raped by a man, who then left her near the tracks of Old Delhi Railway Station, police said on Sunday.
The accused, a 24-year-old drug addict, identified as Anil, was arrested on Sunday morning, they said.
The girl was allegedly kidnapped by the accused on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday.
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Girl was kidnapped while she was sleeping with her mother
The girl was kidnapped while she was sleeping with her mother on a footpath in North Delhi's Kotwali area, said a senior police officer.
Around 2:30 am on Saturday, the woman found her daughter missing and started looking for her.
As the search did not bear fruit, the woman approached police around 10 am on Saturday following which a kidnapping case was registered.
The accused dumped girl near the railway tracks after rape
Around afternoon, on Saturday, police learned a baby girl was admitted to a Central Delhi hospital and subsequently, she was identified as the one who was kidnapped.
It was revealed that she had been sexually assaulted and the accused dumped her near the railway tracks from where she was rescued by a team of police personnel.
The girl underwent surgery and is now better.
Three months ago, the accused was arrested in theft case
Police identified the accused by scanning CCTV footage. Following this, a trap was laid at various temples and gurudwara where street dwellers usually come for food and subsequently the accused was nabbed.
The accused used to collect garbage for a living and worked as a waiter during the wedding season. Three months ago, he was arrested in connection with a theft case in Haridwar.