Maharashtra: Man held for raping 12-year-old girl in Palghar

A man was arrested for allegedly raping a 12-year old girl in Mokhada area of Palghar district, police said on Friday.

The 30-year-old man, identified as contractor Deoram Bhoye, on Wednesday entered the latter's house in Talyachiwadi when she was alone and raped her, said an official.

"Her brother caught Bhoye red-handed and raised an alarm but he managed to escape. The family filed a complaint and after which he was arrested late Thursday night under IPC and POCSO provisions," the Mokhada police station official said.

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