Mumbai : A 24-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping and raping a minor girl at his residence in suburban Bandra west, under the pretext of marriage, the police said here on Monday.

According to Bandra police, the accused, one Sarju Gupta, was arrested yesterday, after the survivor’s parents complained to the police that he abducted their 17-year-old daughter and sexually abused her.

“The accused had met the survivor at a marriage ceremony, after which he befriended her,” a police official told PTI, adding that the girl eloped with Gupta on May 18. “Gupta convinced the girl, saying that nobody would oppose their marriage. Later, he took her to his house where he sexually assaulted her on different occasions.

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