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A minor girl was allegedly raped by a 60-year-old man in Kushaiguda area here, police said today.
The accused, B Saidaiah, who stays near the victim's house, was arrested today for the crime that took place today, they said.
The accused is a labourer. He went to the girl's house (when her parents were not present) yesterday afternoon and lured her by offering chocolates. Thereafter, he took the girl to his house and allegedly raped her," they said.
"The girl informed about the matter to her parents, after which they caught hold of the accused and handed over him to police today. They also lodged a complaint," a police official attached to Kushaiguda Police Station said.
The accused was booked under different IPC sections, including 376 (rape), and relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
Further investigation into the case is on.