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Mumbai: Teen rapes, impregnates minor girl on pretext of marriage

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 27 January 2020, 18:17 IST

It seems Mumbai is slowly turning into a safe haven for criminals with the rising rate of crimes against teenage girls and woman the city under the nose of police. A shocking incident of sexual assault has come to fore, where a teenage boy was arrested by Borivali police in the metropolis for allegedly raping a minor girl several times after promising marriage and getting her pregnant, an official said on Monday.

According to PTI reports, the accused and the 16-year-old victim knew each other from school and the matter came to light last week after the girl's mother found medical abortion pills in her home, said the Borivali police station official.

"The victim narrated the ordeal after her mother confronted her about the pills. A case was registered on Thursday. She has said the accused had promised marriage and would repeatedly rape her in his room," he said.

Senior Inspector Laxman Dumbre of Borivali police station said the 17-year-old accused has been arrested under sections 376 (rape) and 312 (whoever voluntarily causes a woman with child to miscarry) among others of IPC and provisions of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

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First published: 27 January 2020, 18:17 IST