A 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour in west Delhi's Khyala area, police said today.
The family of the girl, a class VI student, alleged that the accused (32) entered their house while the parents were away in the afternoon, and forced himself on the teenager on October 3, police said.
"The girl's family approached the police today and a case under section 376 of the IPC and relevant sections of POCSO was registered," a senior police officer said.
The accused is the next door neighbour of the girl's family and works as a labourer. The victim's parents also work as labourers.
The accused is currently out of town with his wife and three children, and is expected to return tomorrow and will be questioned, police said.
According to the neighbours of the accused and victim, their families had a fight on October 3 and since then the accused and his family had left Delhi for one of their relative's place, the officer said.