Thane: Two minor girls were raped in two separate incidents in the district, police said today.
A four-and-a-half year old girl was sexually assaulted by a 21-year-old man identified as Sohanlal Gauram, who has been arrested by police.
According to police, Gauram had spotted the girl playing outside her house in Parshan Kata locality of Boisar yesterday.
He then lured her with a chocolate and then took her to his room and allegedly raped her there.
In another incident, a 14-year-old girl, who works at a brick kiln at Talonda of Bhiwandi tehsil, was allegedly sexually assaulted by Kamlakar Jadhav, 30, police said.
Jadhav offered toddy to the victim and then took her to a nearby farm, where he raped her last night. The accused is absconding and an offence has been registered with Ganeshpuri police station in this connection.