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Uttar Pradesh: Drunk neighbour rapes 4-year-old girl, bribe parents, arrested

By Rajan Nath -- November 20, 2019 4:44 pm

In a shocking incident, a farmer has been arrested in Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh, for allegedly raping an infant and setting her house on fire. The accused has been booked under various sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

The victim's father claimed that the accused lured his daughter away with a candy. He took her to an isolated area where he committed the crime. The 35-year-old accused left four-year-old girl lying in a pool of blood. However, she managed to escape and reached her home, where she told everything to her parents.

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Likewise, the family decided to file a complaint. However, the accused tried to bribe the family and offered them the money. After parents refused the offer, the accused poured kerosene on the family's home and set it blaze. Meanwhile, the neighbours rushed to rescue and doused the fire. The neighbours caught the accused and handed over to the police.

The police registered a case against the accused under sections 376 and 436 of the IPC along with the relevant sections of the POCSO Act.

-PTC News

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