A woman was attacked in her home in south Delhi’s Mehrauli area. Photo: Flickr Creative Commons

A 25-year-old man who was out on bail allegedly barged into his 60-year-old female neighbor’s apartment on Saturday and raped her, according to media reports.

Sanjay allegedly entered her home through an open door in an intoxicated state and threatened her before sexually assaulting her. The victim, who lives in south Delhi’s Mehrauli area, waited 12 hours before she confided to her daughter that she had been attacked.

According to the police, the victim was taken to a hospital for a medical examination which confirmed she was raped. Police arrested Sanjay at his sister’s home in Pul Prahladpur on Sunday.

“The woman did not report the incident because she was afraid that she would be shamed in public. After her family convinced her to report the incident, she approached Mehrauli police station and filed the complaint,” said police.

“[Sanjay] is a school dropout and has been involved in several incidents of theft and robbery. He was out on bail in a theft case.”

An NGO counselor has been assigned to help the victim.