A 23-year-old youth was arrested on Saturday for allegedly raping a minor five months ago.
The victim is fourteen years old.
The accused, Sumit Humne (23), neighbour of the victim, was arrested from Bhim Nagar in Ghatkopar and booked on charges of rape.
“Following the complaint from the girl’s parents, we arrested him. Humne is employed with a pest control company,” said a police officer from Ghatkopar police station.
The incident, according to Ghatkopar police officials came to light couple of days ago after the victim’s parents took her to a doctor for a check-up as she was not feeling well.
“During the check-up it was learnt that she was five-months pregnant. The victim has been admitted to Nair hospital,” the official said.
“The victim told her parents that Humne used to visit their house after her parents left for work and would force himself on her,” the officer added. “Fearing for her life, the girl did not reveal the information to anybody in her family.”
“Humne has confessed to the crime. In his statement, he has said he used to wait for the girl’s parents to leave home for work in the morning,” a police officer said.