Couple held for rape and kidnap of minor in Delhi

Couple held for rape and kidnap of minor in Delhi

New Delhi: A man and woman in a live-in relationship were arrested from south Delhi for their involvement in the kidnap and rape of a minor, police said on Friday.

Police said accused Arman, 38, and his live-in partner Hasina, 25, are involved in many cases of child trafficking. They were arrested from the Sarai Kale Khan area.

"Both were absconding since February 2 after a team of Nizamuddin police and Delhi Women's Commission rescued a 15-year-old girl after a Border Security Force trooper called on women's helpline," Deputy Commissioner of Police Romil Baaniya said.

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Police said the girl from Chhattisgarh was kidnapped by Arman, after she was called by Hasina to New Delhi railway station in 2016 on the pretext of a job and good marriage prospects. Armaan later raped her, the DCP said.

Their accomplices Mohammad Afroz, Pappu Yadav and Mohammad Zakir were arrested on February 3 from near Nizamuddin railway station and Faridabad in Haryana.

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