A 38-year-old tailor in Delhi has allegedly confessed to sexually assaulting hundreds of minors for over a decade. Now horrifying details are emerging of how Sunil Rastogi, a married man and father of five children, went about perpetrating these crimes.
Three women, who were assaulted when they were minors, have come forward with accounts of their ordeal. They have told the Delhi Police that Rastogi would take the girls to dingy rooms and ask them to try out new clothes, The Hindustan Times reported today. If they refused, he threatened to throw them from rooftops and cripple them for life.
Two minors have told the police that he had tried to trap them in a dark room, touch them inappropriately, gagged them and tried to intimidate them by laughing.
On 13 December, three girls managed to escape from Rastogi, but he eventually managed to lure one minor to a rented house and allegedly raped her, The Times of India reported on Tuesday.
One girl, who escaped, a resident of New Ashok Nagar, said that Rastogi approached her the first time that she had left home alone. He claimed an acquaintance with her father. "He pretended to call him saying that he would hand over some goods to me which I had to take home. He then asked me to follow him," the girl told TOI.
Rastogi allegedly tried to take her to an apartment, but when she hesitated, he threatened her. "I turned and started running towards the busy market. There I sought help from a woman who looked familiar. The man ran after me but fled when he saw the woman, who also took me back home," she told the newspaper.
Rastogi was arrested in 2006 for allegedly sexually abusing a girl in 2006 at Rudrapur in Uttarakhand, which is also where he lives. It appears that he moved in and out of Delhi. The police finally caught on when a minor from New Ashok Nagar in East Delhi came forward to file a complaint on 13 December. And then two families on 10 January reported that their daughters were attacked,
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