21-year-old held for raping Class II student

The Bhosari police on Monday arrested a youth for allegedly raping an eight-year-old girl, who is a student of Class II in a local school. The suspect has been identified as Ramprakash Yadav (21), a resident of Khandoba Mal, Bhosari, and a native of Uttar Pradesh.

Police said the girl had come to her aunt's house in Yadav's neighbourhood. On February 14, they said, Yadav allegedly lured the girl to his room on the promise of giving her chocolates. He allegedly raped the girl there and then threatened to kill her if she revealed the incident to anyone.

The girl did not tell anything to her family members initially but she started feeling unwell soon and looked nervous. She finally revealed the incident to her mother on Sunday. Her parents then lodged a complaint against Yadav at the Bhosari police station on Monday morning. Yadav has been booked under Section 376 of the IPC and other Sections of the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

A police team led by Assistant Police Inspector Prabhakar Pawar launched a search and arrested Yadav from Warje Malwadi area on Monday afternoon. "The girl comes from a poor family. The suspect works as a helper in a private company. We would be producing him in court on Tuesday," said inspector Pawar.

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