New Delhi: A 24-year-old sweeper was arrested from Delhi’s Dwarka area for allegedly raping his minor sister for three years, the police said on Thursday. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh: Man Set On Fire in District Hospital By Attacker, CCTV Captures Incident

According to a Hindustan Times report, the man also impregnated his now 17-year-old sister and then gave her abortion pills. Also Read - Pearl V Puri Denied Bail in Minor Rape Case, to Stay in Judicial Custody Till June 15

The crime was reported by the residents of the house where the girl works as domestic help in place of her mother. They took notice of her injuries and after inquiring about her well-being, they learnt that her elder brother had been sexually assaulting her. Also Read - Haryana Horror: 10-year-old Girl Raped by 9 People in School, FIR Filed After Video Goes Viral

A case has been registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO).

Her brother is believed to be employed as a sweeper with a private bank in Dwarka.  A senior police officer was quoted in an HT report, “Three years ago, he brought his 14-year-old sister to Delhi on the pretext of getting her admitted to a school. He did get her enrolled, but had been raping her all these years,” said a senior police officer.

He added, “Last September, the girl became pregnant. When she told her mother about change in her biological behaviour, the woman asked her to approach her brother for medicines. The accused man gave her abortion pills.”

However, the police is still unsure if their mother was aware of the sexual abuse.