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Man rapes minor girl in Vikhroli, held

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Feb 8, 2018, 5:59 am IST
Updated : Feb 8, 2018, 6:24 am IST

According to police officials, the victim was playing outside her house with her friends around 9:30 pm on Tuesday.

According to police officials, the victim was playing outside her house with her friends around 9:30 pm on Tuesday (Photo: PTI/Representational)
 According to police officials, the victim was playing outside her house with her friends around 9:30 pm on Tuesday (Photo: PTI/Representational)

Mumbai: A five-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour at According to police officials, the victim was playing outside her house with her friends around 9:30 pm on Tuesday on Tuesday night. The police has arrested the accused who is a 21-year-old auto rickshaw driver. He allegedly raped the girl inside his friend’s car. 

According to police officials, the victim was playing outside her house with her friends around 9:30 pm on Tuesday. 

A police officer said, “The accused first took the girl to the market on the pretext of giving her a chocolate and then to the garden. He later raped her inside the car owned by one of his friend, by keeping his handkerchief on her face. He then left the girl near her area. Till then everyone had started searching for her as it was 11 pm and she was not with her friends.”

Mahadev Jadhav, a police inspector at Vikroli police, “The parents found the girl crying near a pole in the area. They took her home. They realised something bad had happened to her. They then brought her to the police station. We immediately did her check up and registered a rape case. The accused had fled from the area, but we launched a search for him and arrested him on Wednesday.” 

He added, “A case has been registered under sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POSCO). We are further investigating the case and trying to find details about the background of accused.”

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