Six-year-old girl raped by neigh­bour

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - ARVIND WALMIKI

A 30-year-old man was ar­rested for al­legedly rap­ing a six-year-old girl on Friday. The ac­cused and the girl are neigh­bours.

The girl was play­ing near her house at Kol­she­wadi in Kalyan around 9pm. The ac­cused, who was stand­ing in the pas­sage, took girl to his home.

A po­lice of­fi­cer from Kol­she­wadi po­lice sta­tion said, “The ac­cused has been iden­ti­fied as Sagar Pun­jaji Bharude and does odd jobs. Af­ter the in­ci­dent, the ac­cused threat­ened and thrashed the girl. He knows the girl’s fam­ily.”

He added, “We have ar­rested the ac­cused and he will be soon pro­duced in court. We will also send him for med­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tion. We have booked the ac­cused un­der sec­tion 376 of the In­dian Pe­nal Code and Pre­ven­tion of Chil­dren from Sex­ual Pro­tec­tion Act 2012 (POCSO).”

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