Mi­nor’s fa­ther, friend held for rap­ing her

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - - FRONT PAGE - Pranab Jy­oti Bhuyan

The Kopar Khairane po­lice ar­rested a 45-year-old man on Sat­ur­day for al­legedly rap­ing his 17-year-old daugh­ter over the past three years.they were act­ing on a tip-off from the girl’s 24-year-old friend. The girl said her friend had also raped her thrice over the past month. He was also held.

Po­lice said the girl is a stu­dent of Class 12. Her fa­ther is un­em­ployed and the girl’s mother is his sec­ond wife.

“The ac­cused would rape the girl when­ever she was alone at home. The girl was too scared to tell any­one about this. Re­cently, her friend learnt about the sex­ual abuse and took the girl to the po­lice sta­tion,” said Satish Gaik­ward, se­nior in­spec­tor, Kopar Khairane po­lice sta­tion.

“The friend told us that he was in re­la­tion­ship with the girl and that the sex was con­sen­sual. How­ever we have ar­rested him po­lice of­fi­cer. Both the men will be pro­duced be­fore a ju­di­cial court on Sun­day morn­ing, said of­fi­cers.

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