Mumbai: Teen kidnapped, raped by Facebook good friend; 5 held

Mumbai, July 7

A 13-year-old lady from Agripada in central Mumbai was allegedly kidnapped and raped by her Facebook good friend, police stated on Tuesday.

The police on Monday arrested the 22-year-old predominant accused and 4 of his aides in separate raids at Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh and rescued the sufferer, an official stated.

The sufferer went lacking from her residence on July 1, following which her mom lodged a criticism, the official stated.

Investigations revealed that the minor was in contact with the primary accused on Facebook and police groups had been dispatched to Jhalwad in Rajasthan and Rajgarh in Madhya Pradesh to trace them down, he stated.

Acting on a tip-off, the police raided each the locations and arrested 5 individuals and rescued the sufferer, he stated.

On interrogation, the primary accused revealed that he had taken the assistance of his aides to kidnap the sufferer and take her to Rajasthan amid the COVID-19 lockdown, the official stated.

Incidentally, the automobile utilized by the accused was not intercepted wherever alongside the best way regardless of the lockdown norms, he added.

The predominant accused had additionally allegedly raped the sufferer, the official stated.

The arrested accused have been charged below related sections of the Indian Penal Code and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and additional probe was underway, he added. PTI


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