Minor handicap girl raped in Thane

Thane: A teenaged handicap girl was allegedly raped repeatedly by her neighbour for nearly a year in Jawahar locality, police said today.

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The incident came to light yesterday when the family of the deaf and dumb girl filed a complaint with the police after accused Navshu Shankar Khuva refused to marry the victim, who is in her seventh month of pregnancy, Deputy SP Pradeep Jadhav of Jawhar police station said.

Shankar befriended the 17-year-old girl last year and sexually abused her whenever she was alone at home, police said.

When her pregnancy was revealed the accused agreed to marry her and both families reached an agreement.

However, he backed out later following which an offence was registered under various sections of the IPC against Shankar, who is now absconding.

Police have launched a man hunt to arrest the accused.

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