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11-year-old tribal girl allegedly raped in Jharkhand, one arrested

The accused was an acquaintance of the minor victim’s family and was arrested on Wednesday.

india Updated: Jan 18, 2018 09:55 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Jamshedpur
Rape,Jharkhand,Adityapur
The minor girl was alone at her home on Tuesday when the accused allegedly lured her and raped her.(AP Photo)

An 11-year-old tribal girl was alleged raped by a middle-aged man in Bhatia park locality under the Adityapur police station of Seraikela-Kharswan district, police said on Wednesday.

The accused identified as Arjun Singh, who was an acquaintance of the minor victim’s family, was arrested and sent to jail on Wednesday, sources said.

The minor girl, who was living with her paternal uncle and aunt, was alone at her home on Tuesday when the accused allegedly lured her and raped her.

The victim was studying in a school in the industrial township of Adityapur, police said.

The accused was arrested on Wednesday after a FIR was registered under relevant sections of ST/SC Atrocities Act, the POCSO Act and section 376 of the IPC, they said, adding that the girl was sent for medical examination.

First Published: Jan 18, 2018 09:55 IST