Five-year-old’s rape sparks tension in Nashik

The incident occurred on Thursday afternoon when the victim went to a public toilet, with the accused believed to have followed her.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published:September 18, 2016 1:45 am

A five-year-old OBC girl from a slum in Nashik was allegedly sexually assaulted by a 40-year-old man.

The Adgaon police have registered a case of rape along with sections under the Protection Of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

The accused has been identified a slum dweller in the same area. His being a Maratha has further increased tension in the area.

According to the police, the incident occurred on Thursday afternoon when the victim went to a public toilet, with the accused believed to have followed her.

The girl is currently admitted in a local hospital with the police keeping a watch on the region.