19-year-old allegedly rapes minor in marriage hall bathroom, arrested

Updated: 08 December, 2019 12:41 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

The teenager was arrested on the basis of a complaint filed by the girl's mother.

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The Kolkata police on Friday arrested a 19-year-old for allegedly raping a six-year-old girl inside the bathroom of a marriage hall.

The teenager was arrested on the basis of a complaint filed by the girl's mother, a report in Indian Express read.

“The accused has been arrested for having sexual intercourse with a minor. A case has been initiated under section 376 (rape) of IPC and sections of Protection of Children against Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act,” Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Murlidhar Sharma was quoted as saying in the report.

Police said the accused is a worker of the marriage hall. He allegedly took the girl inside the bathroom on the first floor and raped her. The girl later narrated the incident to her mother, who then filed the complaint.

The report said the accused was sent to judicial custody as the police had to complete Test Identification (T1). “After the TI parade, we will take him in custody for further probe,” said a police official. Police said the TI parade will be conducted on December 9.

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First Published: 08 December, 2019 07:00 IST

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