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Man arrested for raping minor niece in MP's Sidhi district

Press Trust of India  |  Sidhi (MP) 

A girl was allegedly raped by her uncle in Madhya Pradesh's district when her mother had gone to visit a temple, police said today.

The incident happened yesterday in a village under station limits and the accused had been arrested, an official informed.

The 11-year-old girl's mother had gone to visit a temple and had asked her brother, who was at home at the time, to take care of the minor, of police told today.

"The accused raped the and she narrated her ordeal when her mother returned home late yesterday evening. The accused had left for his home by then," he said.

The victim's parents lodged a police complaint after which the man was arrested and charged for rape under sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, the official informed.

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First Published: Sat, August 11 2018. 16:25 IST