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Guj: Man rapes his neighbour's minor daughter thrice, held

Press Trust of India  |  Rajkot 

A nine-year-old girl was allegedly raped at least three times by her 24-year-old neighbour at his residence in Shastrinagar area in Gujarat's in the last fortnight, police said today.

The accused, identified as Kamlesh alias Murli Bharvad, was arrested this morning after he was booked on charges of rape and unnatural sex under the IPC and under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

Bharvad allegedly used to lure the girl to his house under the pretext of showing her cartoon shows on television when her parents were away for work, a said.

"The girl's mother lodged a complaint with Gandhigram (II) police station against Bharvad stating that her daughter was raped on three occasions by the accused. He used to threaten the girl with dire consequences if she disclosed the matter," station M D Chandravadiya said quoting the complaint.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 19:10 IST