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Juvenile on bail in rape case held for attacking minor girl

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

A youth, recently released on bail in a gang rape case, was detained on Wednesday for allegedly kidnapping and assaulting an 11-year-old girl in suburban Ghatkopar, police said.

According to police, the minor girl went missing from her residence in Kurla in the morning, following which her family members lodged a complaint with Vinoba Bhave Nagar police station.

An official said crime branch officials also started investigating the incident.

Meanwhile, the officials of Unit-7 of crime branch received information that a minor girl has been found inside a temporary shade on the Lal Bahadur Shastri Road, he said.

After establishing her identity, police detained the juvenile for allegedly kidnapping the victim, he added.

The accused is a habitual offender who was lodged in a correctional home in connection with the gang rape case dated January this year, he said without elaborating.

The juvenile was released on bail around one-and-a- half month ago, the official said.

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First Published: Wed, August 14 2019. 22:30 IST