Pedophile arrested in Delhi, accused of molesting 600 kids for over 12 years

In 2004, he and his family were forced to leave east Delhi's Mayur Vihar after he attempted to assault a neighbour's daughter.

Pedophile arrested in Delhi, accused of molesting 600 kids for over 12 years

In a shocking instance of minor rapes, a tailor accused of molesting two minor girls in Delhi a few days back has now confessed to sexually abusing around 600 children over 12 years. His arrest has solved three rape cases for police.

"The accused paedophile we arrested is Sunil Rastogi, who is a tailor by profession. He is married with children," said Omvir Bishnoi, DCP East Delhi.

"I preyed on young girls and enjoyed it for sexual satisfaction,"

News18 quoted him telling the Delhi Police.

The petrifying fact is that Rastogi,38, father of 5 kids, has confessed to having attempted assault on more than 2,500 minors for 12 years and was also jailed in Rudrapur, Uttarakhand, in 2006.Reportedly, he said that he lured girls and took them to isolated spots where he would sexually assault them. If they resisted, he'd leave them and leave Delhi. Sometimes, he would blackmail victims to return to him.

It is to be noted that his victims spanned Delhi, west Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. He would mostly target girls going back home from school, the police said. Delhi Police has said that his arrest has solved six cases, three in Delhi, two in Rudrapur and one in Bilaspur district.

Reportedly, in 2004, he and his family were forced to leave east Delhi's Mayur Vihar after he attempted to assault a neighbour's daughter.

He was arrested after he sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl who was returning from school. Her parents got suspicious of her behaviour and counselled her when the girl revealed what had happened to her.

The police started a search for Rastogi based on her description. Meanwhile, on January 12, a case of attempted assault against two minor girls was reported in New Ashok Nagar police station. The two girls, 9 and 10, were returning from tuition classes when he lured them saying he'd give them new clothes. He took them to an under-construction building and attempted to assault them there when they raised an alarm.

"A team led by sub-inspector Sandeep from New Ashok Nagar police station was tasked to track him down thereafter and he was arrested from a hideout near the Kondli village," Bishnoi added.
After the arrest, Rastogi confessed to sexually abusing children since 2004.


He had come to Delhi in 1990 with his parents and worked with his father, who was also a tailor. He had later taken up a job near Mayur Vihar. He and his family had moved to Rudrapur where he assaulted a girl working on a farm and was jailed for six months. They were thrown out of Rudrapur and moved to Bilaspur, from where he would come to Delhi looking for jobs.

Delhi Police has set up a special investigations team to look for other victims since they suspect that most some his crimes went unreported.