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Maharashtra: 5-year-old girl raped in Palghar; teen arrested

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 6 December 2022, 16:23 IST
19-year-old boy raped minor

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.

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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.

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Further investigation into the matter is underway.

(Wth Agency Inputs)

First published: 6 December 2022, 16:23 IST