Himachal Pradesh: 3.5-year old girl allegedly raped, accused arrested

Kangra (Himachal Pradesh): A three and a half-year-old minor girl was allegedly raped here on Monday. The incident came to light after a complaint was registered with the Haripur police station here. Soon after, the police arrested the 25-year old accused, Banti, who was known to the victim’s family.

After a medical examination, the minor girl was referred to Tanda Medical College for further internal examination. Meanwhile, a case has been filed against the accused under Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Sections 4 and 6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) 2012. The accused is expected to be produced before the court on Tuesday. Further investigation is underway.

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