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11-year-old girl allegedly raped by shopkeeper at store in Chattisgarh

Police said the accused was arrested for sexually assaulting the girl at his shop on August 16 when she had come to buy chocolates.

india Updated: Aug 19, 2018 23:04 IST
Rape of minors,Sexual offences,Safety of girls
A protestor stands with a placard during a protest against rape cases in New Delhi.(AP Photo)

A grocery store owner was arrested for allegedly raping a 11-year-old girl in Chattisgarh’s Koriya district, about 190 kilometres from here, police said on Sunday.

Ramdayal Sahu (60) was arrested on Saturday for sexually assaulting the girl at his shop, in the Patna area of Baikunthpur tehsil, on August 16 when she had come to buy chocolates, a local police official said.

“The girl was alone at the time when the incident happened. Her parents came to know of it yesterday when the girl experienced pain in her private parts. Her parents then filed a police complaint following which Sahu was arrested,” the official said.

He said that Sahu had been charged for rape under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

He added that the girl’s medical examination had confirmed the rape and her statement had been recorded.

A local court remanded the accused in judicial custody, the official informed.

First Published: Aug 19, 2018 22:45 IST