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Neighbour arrested in Maharashtra for raping, drowning teenager

PTI
Published : Aug 25, 2018, 3:36 pm IST
Updated : Aug 25, 2018, 3:36 pm IST

The accused, 23-year-old Rahul Budhawale, was arrested in morning for the incident that took place in Mankoli area in Bhiwandi on Thursday.

'The girl's elder sister returned home after some time and found her lying motionless. She immediately called her parents, who alerted the police,' police said. (Representational image)
 'The girl's elder sister returned home after some time and found her lying motionless. She immediately called her parents, who alerted the police,' police said. (Representational image)

Thane: A 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped and killed in her house by her neighbour at Bhiwandi in Thane district of Maharashtra, the police said on Friday. The accused, 23-year-old Rahul Budhawale, was arrested in morning for the incident that took place in Mankoli area in Bhiwandi on Thursday.

"Around 5.30 pm yesterday (Thursday) Budhawale entered the victim's house when her parents and elder sister were not present. He sexually assaulted the girl and later forced her head into a tub of water following which she died," Ankit Goyal, DCP (Zone-II, Bhiwandi), said.

"The girl's elder sister returned home after some time and found her lying motionless. She immediately called her parents, who alerted the police," he said.

A police team rushed to the spot and sent her body for post-mortem. An offence was registered at Narpoli police station against some unidentified accused.

The police launched a probe and zeroed in on Budhawale. He was arrested this morning, Goyal added.

The accused has been booked under IPC sections 376 (rape), 302 (murder) and 452 (house-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint), among others, the officer said.

Tags: rape, crime, crime against minor, indian penal code, sexual assault
Location: India, Maharashtra, Thane (Thana)