The accused sexually assaulted the nail artist on the pretext of shooting an Instagram reel for her.
According to a complaint filed by the victim’s sister, the minor got in touch with accused Neeraj alias Neer Adhana on Instagram.
He asked the girl to come to a farmhouse in Gurgaon, promising to shoot a video for her.
On Wednesday, the victim went to the farmhouse where Neeraj offered her a drink laced with sedatives.
Soon after drinking it, the minor got dizzy and the accused sexually assaulted her, the sister said in her complaint.
“When my sister fainted, Neeraj called me and told me that he was sending my sister home in a taxi, but I reached the farmhouse as soon as possible and found my sister in a bad condition,” she alleged.
She rushed her sister to the civil hospital in Sector 10 and the accused fled from the spot taking advantage of the situation, police said.
An FIR was registered against Neeraj, a resident of Gurgaon’s Sector 56, under sections 328 (causing hurt by means of poison) of the IPC and section 7 of the POCSO Act at DLF phase 1 police station on Thursday, they said.
According to a senior police officer, Neeraj works as an operator at an RCM plant.
Police are conducting raids to nab him and he will be arrested soon.
With PTI inputs
(The victim’s identity has not been revealed to protect her privacy as per Supreme Court directives on cases related to sexual assault.)