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16-yr-old ‘rapes’ minor in Pratapgarh, detained

police said there were no evident marks of the alleged offence on her or clothes.

14-YEAR-OLD girl was allegedly raped by her 16-year-old neighbour at her village in Pratapgarh district’s Sangramgarh area late on Tuesday night. An FIR was registered on Wednesday and the accused was picked up late at night.

The police said while a detailed medical examination report of the victim was awaited, there were no evident marks of the alleged offence on her or clothes.

The victim’s family had approached the police on Wednesday. Sources said negotiations were held between the two families, with some village elders intervening in a bid to resolve the matter.

“The victim’s father wanted to register an FIR. So, an FIR was registered on Wednesday evening and the accused, also a minor aged around 16, was picked up. The girl has been sent for medical examination. A detailed report is awaited,” said Sangramgarh Inspector M P Tripathi.

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Initial investigations revealed that the girl, a student of Class VI, and the boy — who had cleared Class VIII last year — belonged to the same community. They had developed a friendship. “Apparently, somebody noticed the two meeting up in a secluded place around 8 pm and informed the girl’s father. He confronted the father of the accused,” said Tripathi.

There were no injury marks on the girl’s body and her clothes were intact. There was no sign of any forced act, the police said. “Since there is an allegation, an FIR has been registered. Further investigations are on,” said Tripathi.