Man arrested for raping minor girl in Mumbai

A 19 year old man was arrested for allegedly kidnapping and raping an eight-year-old girl inside a public toilet in suburban Walada here, police said on Wednesday.

Chand Babu Sheikh lured two 8 year old girls from Kamala Nagar on the pretext of showing them an ‘Eid E Milad’ procession on Sunday, a police official said.

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The accused allegedly took one of the girls to a public toilet and raped her, he added.

When the victim’s family noticed her disappearance, they questioned her friend who told them the girl was with Sheikh, he said.

After failing to locate the victim, her family filed a case of kidnapping at the Wadala Truck Terminal police station, he added.

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The girl returned home late on Sunday night and narrated her ordeal, following which the accused was arrested on Monday, the official said.

A case has been registered against Sheikh under section 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offence (POCSO) Act, he added.

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