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Minor raped in Thane, youth arrested

Press Trust of India  |  Thane 

A five-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour in Dombivli here after which he was arrested, police said today.

According to API P D Jadhav of Manpada police station, the incident took place yesterday when the 19-year-old accused lured the victim to his house in Davdigaon under some pretext and raped her.

The assaulter, a factory worker, gagged the girl before sexually abusing her, police said.

After the incident, the girl rushed to her parents and narrated the ordeal following which a police complaint was registered.

The youth was later arrested under sections 376 (2)(p)(r) of the and Section 4 of the POCSO Act 2012, police said adding further probe is underway.

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First Published: Mon, March 20 2017. 14:28 IST