Mumbai: Two minors raped in separate incidents

Palghar: Two minor girls have been allegedly raped in two separate incidents, police said today. A minor girl was allegedly raped by a youth yesterday, sub-inspector Nalla Sopra police station S S Patil said.

Based on the complaint filed by victim's parents, the youth, who lived in the same neighbourhood, raped the minor yesterday when she visited his house. Earlier, on November 3, he had committed the same offence when the girl was alone at her residence, Patil said.

Two minors raped in separate incidents
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The victim's parents came to know about the incident yesterday only following which they lodged the complaint and an FIR was registered, police added. No arrest has been made so far. The accused has been charged under IPC sections 376 (rape), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (punishment for criminal intimidation) and other relevant sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

In another incident in same Nalla Sopara locality, a 45-year-old man in Tulinj area was booked for allegedly raping a minor girl on several occasions for the past five months, Nalla Sopara police station API Vitthal Benduta said. The accused had befriended the victim, who lived in the same locality and helped her by giving money on several occasions. In July this year, he took the victim to his house and spiked her cold drink and raped her, the officer said.

According to the complaint filed by the victim yesterday, the man repeatedly raped her since July. The accused was detained by police yesterday and is being interrogated, but no arrest has been made so far.

A case under IPC sections 376 (rape), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (punishment for criminal intimidation), 328 (causing hurt by means of poison, etc) and other relevant sections of POCSO Act in this regard.

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