Kota (Rajasthan), August 17
A 45-year-old man, accused of raping a teenage lady, was caught within the Chambal forests right here and later despatched to judicial custody on Monday, police mentioned.
The accused had kidnapped the minor lady from her village in Kota district on Saturday and allegedly raped her within the Chambal forests. The lady was, nevertheless, rescued the identical day whereas the accused managed to flee from the forests.
The sufferer’s mom, a resident of Todikhedi village underneath Khatoli police station space, lodged a case of abduction of her minor daughter towards the 45-year-old man from the village, recognized as Gobrilal Meena (45), Khatoli police station SHO Ramavtar Sharma mentioned.
Two police groups rescued the minor lady in a while Saturday from the forests of Chambal whereas the accused was taking her on a motorcycle. Upon noticing the police groups chasing him, the accused escaped from the spot leaving the lady and the motorbike behind, the SHO mentioned.
Later, the lady gave a press release to the police on Sunday disclosing that she had been raped by the accused within the forests after her abduction. Police included Section 376 (punishment for rape) of the Indian Penal Code and related sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act into the case and despatched the survivor for a medical examination on the identical day.
Meena was caught within the Chambal forests on Monday night, the SHO mentioned, including that the accused admitted to have raped the minor lady when he was interrogated.
The accused underwent a efficiency check following which he was produced earlier than the POCSO court docket that ordered him to be positioned underneath judicial custody for 14 days.
The SHO additional mentioned that the accused has been despatched to New Medical College Hospital in Kota for accumulating his samples for COVID-19 check and can be despatched to jail after receiving the report. PTI