Labourer held for minorís rape

A farm labourer has been arrested for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl in Muli town of Surendranagar district on December 22.

The suspect, Arvind Koli, was a neighbour of the victim and worked with her father in the same farm.

He was picked up on December 29 and arrested today after interrogation for two days.

Investigating officer in the case, sub-inspector

A L Haripara, said, "At first, we had doubts about the complaint since there was a delay on the part of the victim's parents in filing the FIR. We have found that Koli often used to visit their house and had been trying to harass the girl for a long time." The suspect has been sent to judicial custody.

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