Teenage boy rapes minor in Bhiwandi
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.”