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65-yr-old arrested for raping 4-year-old in North Tripura

The minor girl was lured by the accused at a village in North Tripura district on the pretext of giving her chocolates.

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The accused was arrested late Monday evening and produced before a local court this morning.

A 65-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping a 4-year-old girl in North Tripura district, police said Tuesday. Speaking to indianexpress.com a senior police official said that the minor girl was lured by the accused at a village in the district on the pretext of giving her chocolate or candies.

“The incident occurred on Monday morning. A 65-year-old man, who is a neighbour of the victim, lured her on the pretext of giving candies or chocolate. The child was taken to his bedroom and raped. The victim’s mother filed FIR at a police station at 5:30 PM last evening,” the official said.

The accused was arrested late Monday evening and produced before a local court this morning. The court then remanded him to police custody for questioning. The accused was charged under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012.

Earlier on Saturday, another person was arrested in South Tripura. He was charged under POCSO Act on Monday after the Tripura Commission for Women (TCW) intervened.