Bhopal: Auto-rickshaw driver rapes minor, absconds

Bhopal: A minor was kidnapped and raped by an auto-rickshaw driver, under Ashoka Garden police station, on Monday evening. The police registered the case and have launched a manhunt.

Investigation officer RP Singh said the victim aged 14 years, a resident of Ashbag area was studying in a madrasa in Bajaria area. Accused auto-rickshaw driver Javed Khan of Bajaria used to ferry the girl to and fro the madrasa daily. Both became acquainted and the girl started trusting Javed.

On Monday evening, Javed forcefully took her to Ashoka Garden area and reportedly raped her in an abandoned house.  The girl returned home and narrated the incident to her father and uncle. She lost her mother long back.

First the matter was reported to Ashbag police station on Tuesday and the police referred the case to Ashok Garden police for further action.

The police registered a case under sections 376, 363 of IPC and 3 ¼ of POCSO Act against the accused on Tuesday evening.

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