Teenage boy rapes mi­nor in Bhi­wandi

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HT NAVIMUMBAI - Arvind Walmiki arvind.walmiki@hin­dus­tan­times.com

KALYAN: An 18-year-old boy was ar­rested on Wed­nes­day for al­legedly rap­ing a 15-year-old girl, his neigh­bour.

The boy, iden­ti­fied as Ibrahim Nabi Shaikh, told the Class 9 stu­dent that he was tak­ing her to Haji Malang Dar­gah in Kalyan.

In­ves­ti­ga­tion of­fi­cer Vi­las Kadam from Shanti­na­gar po­lice sta­tion said, “Shaikh took her to a lodge and al­legedly raped her. He also threat­ened her against telling any­one about the in­ci­dent.”

Kadam said, “We ar­rested the ac­cused on Wed­nes­day evening. He has been re­manded in po­lice cus­tody till April 18. We have sent both for med­i­cal test. We have booked Shaikh un­der sec­tion 376 (pun­ish­ment for rape) of the In­dian Pe­nal Code and the Pre­ven­tion of Chil­dren from Sex­ual Of­fences Act 2012 (POCSO).”

In an­other in­ci­dent on Wed­nes­day, a 15-year-old girl was al­legedly raped by her neigh­bour at Bad­la­pur. The 24-year-old ac­cused, Ru­pesh Ek­nath Pawar, a labourer, was ar­rested. A po­lice of­fi­cer from Bad­la­pur po­lice sta­tion said: “We have ar­rested the ac­cused. We have booked him un­der rel­e­vant sec­tions. Pawar lured the mi­nor girl to Bad­la­pur and took her to his room and al­legedly raped her. We have sent both for med­i­cal test and the re­ports are awaited.”

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