13-year-old booked for raping minor
- CBI sought part RTI exemption, Govt gave it full
- Screen Awards: Milkha, Ram-Leela and Madras Cafe dominate
- DGCA seeks fresh public objections after clearing AirAsia for take-off
- Delhi: 51-year-old Danish national alleges gangrape, 15 detained for questioning
- I wonder if I will be able to ever reunite with my husband, my kids. I miss them: Devyani
Police on Friday booked a 13-year-old boy for allegedly raping a two-and-a-half year old girl earlier this week. The accused has been charged under the Indian Penal Code as well as stringent Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012.
Police said the accused used to work as a helper at a fast-food stall in Ambarnath. "He knew the victim as she stays in the same area where he worked. Wednesday, he excused himself from work for a while, after which he took the girl to a secluded spot and forced himself on her," said senior inspector Shivshankar Mundhe.
The girl narrated the incident to her parents later, after which they approached police. The victim was subjected to medical tests and a complaint was registered against the accused.
"As the accused is a minor, he cannot be arrested. We registered a complaint of rape against him under section 376 of the IPC as well as Section 3 of PCSOA. He was produced in juvenile court in Bhiwandi and is currently in the juvenile remand home there," Munde added.
Police are trying to find out if accused had targeted other minors in the area.
The accused was questioned to this end and inquiries are also underway among residents of the area, police said.
Inquiries have indicated that the boy had not tried to exploit the victim in the past.
- â€˜Someone should remind the CM weâ€™re also aam aadmi. But theyâ€™ve turned us intoÂ demonsâ€™
- Kapil Sibal to contest from Chandni Chowk in 2014, even if Arvind Kejriwal inÂ fray
- AAP names Bharti victims, uploads eight videos targeting Africans in Delhi
- Arvind Kejriwal likely to pass Jan Lokpal Bill in February, says the fight for new independence hasÂ begun