The Meharban police arrested a man for raping a 14-year-old daughter of his neighbour on Saturday. The police have produced the accused before the court on Sunday.
The court has sent the accused, identified as Shambhu, 31, of Mohalla Uttam Nagar of Meharban, to the Ludhiana central jail on judicial remand. Victim’s mother in her complaint, the woman said she worked in a factory, along with her husband.
On January 16, when her 14-year-old daughter, who is a student of Class 8, was alone at home, the accused trespassed the house wall and raped her. The complainant further added that her daughter had revealed about the incident on Saturday, following which she had lodged a complaint with the police.
SHO at the Meharban police station sub-inspector Rajesh Thakur said the police had arrested the accused immediately after registering the case. A case under Sections 376 (rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC has been registered against the accused in this context.