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UP: Shahjahanpur teen held for raping minor girl, say police

Police are awaiting medical examination reports. However, prima facie doctors have confirmed rape.

By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Updated: October 31, 2020 5:50:52 am
According to Shahjahanpur Superintendent of Police (SP) Aparna Gautam, the police were taking all steps to ensure a speedy trial and justice in the case. (Representational)

A seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 15-year-old boy at a village in Shahjahanpur district on Thursday. The accused was presented before the Juvenile Justice Board on Friday, a day after his arrest.

Police are awaiting medical examination reports. However, prima facie doctors have confirmed rape.

According to Shahjahanpur Superintendent of Police (SP) Aparna Gautam, the police were taking all steps to ensure a speedy trial and justice in the case.

“We got to know about the alleged incident around 4 pm on Thursday, following which our teams immediately rushed to the village. Both the accused and the victim belong to the same village. The girl was playing with other children when the accused lured her with sugarcane to a field where he allegedly raped her,” said Gautam, who is heading the probe into the case.

She added that forensic teams were rushed to the spot to collect evidence.

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