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Man held for raping minor niece multiple times

Man held for raping minor niece multiple times

New Delhi-A 50-year-old man was arrested Wednesday in Dwarka’s Najafgarh for allegedly raping his minor niece on multiple occasions, police said.

The 13-year-old girl approached police on Tuesday and narrated her ordeal, they said.

The girl’s mother died 12 years ago when she was six months old and her father also went missing after which she started living with her uncle, police said.

She told police that before shifting to a rented accommodation in a nearby area around two months ago, they used to live in Najafgarh area where her uncle raped her at least four to five times when she was alone, a police official said.

Man held for raping minor niece multiple times (Photo courtesy-Internet)

After her medical examination, a case under Indian Penal Code section 376 (rape)and provisions of the POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act was registered and the accused was arrested, the official said.

According to police, the accused used to work in a tyre-puncture shop and has two married sons and three daughters.

Police said they are trying to figure out when the alleged incident took place as the girl could not recall the exact time period.

The girl was the only child of her parents. She was a school drop out and studied up to class 5 only, police added.

PTI-April,17

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