NOIDA, Dec. 7 -- The Sector 24 police on Thursday afternoon arrested a 23-year-old man for allegedly his neighbour's five-year-old daughter at a village in Sector 53.

Maintaining that a case has been registered against the accused under IPC section 376 (punishment for rape) and relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, police said the incident took place around 3pm when the victim was playing outside her home.

Pankaj Pant, station house officer, Sector 24 police station, said, "Her parents, who work as labourers, had gone out for work at the time of the incident. The accused, identified as Ranjeet Lal, a painter, lured the girl and took her to a desolate spot behind a hotel in the area."

Soon after...