Updated: March 30, 2021 8:44:25 pm
A 10-year-old girl was allegedly raped, sexually abused and threatened of harm by a 68-year-old man in Pimpri-Chinchwad area on Monday afternoon. Police have arrested the man, who is a labourer.
According to police, the incident took place around 3 pm in a slum area where the girl lives with her parents, both of whom are labourers. Police said the suspect lived in a different locality and came to the area for some work. He is not known to the family.
As per the First Information Report filed by the girl’s mother, the suspect offered the girl some chocolate and money. He then took her to a secluded area behind a commercial building, where he sexually abused her and raped her, said police. He then threatened her of serious harm if she told anyone about it.
A while later, the girl’s uncle was passing by that location and saw her there. When her parents asked her what she was doing there, the girl told them what had happened. The family later approached the police station with a complaint.
“After the case was registered, we placed the suspect under arrest around 10 pm on Monday…,” said a police officer.
The suspect has been booked under multiple provisions of the Indian Penal Code pertaining to rape and criminal intimidation and provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.
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