BHOPAL: A 17-year-old girl lodged a complaint of rape with Ratibad police against her neighbor. She alleged that he raped her after applying vermilion to her forehead at Kerwa dam. The complainant and accused live in the same locality. She alleged that accused used to regularly take her for outing at Kerwa dam site and continued having physical relations for last one year.
According to Ratibad in-charge DSP Aditi Bhavsar the victim girl had an affair with the alleged accused Vishu Jatav,23 and they had known each other since their childhood. Bhavsar said when their families learnt about their relationship, the accused refused to marry the girl.
Irked over this rejection, victim approached Ratibad police station along with her parents and reported the matter after which accused was booked under sections 376 (2) (N) and 506 of the IPC and ¾ of POCSO Act and was later arrested by police on the same day and on Thursday he was presented in court from where he was sent to jail.