Maharashtra Police arrested a 19-year-old boy for allegedly raping a five-year-old minor girl in the Palghar district. The accused committed the crime on December 5, police said.
According to the victim’s parents’ complaint, the girl was playing outside her house when the accused spotted her. He then lured the minor with chocolates, took her to his house, and raped her.
The frightened girl reached home and told the whole incident to her mother. Following this, her parents approached Boisar police and lodged a complaint against the accused boy.
Based on the parent’s complaint, police registered a case under IPC section 376 (Rape) and relevant sections under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO).
The accused was planning to go to Uttar Pradesh to evade arrest, but was caught before he could flee, the police said.
National News: Pak intruder shot dead by BSF in Rajasthan
Further investigation into the matter is underway.
(Wth Agency Inputs)