7-year-old girl raped in Telangana, accused booked under POCSO Act
The accused took permission of her grandmother, stating that he will offer the girl snacks and took her away.india Updated: Mar 27, 2017 22:28 IST
A seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a man who took her away from her grandmother on the pretext of offering her snacks, in Tandur town of Telangana, police said on Monday.
The girl, who accompanied her grandmother to a hospital on Saturday, was taken away by the unidentified man who promised her snacks and tea, Tandur town circle inspector Venkat Ramaiah said.
“At around 11 pm (on Saturday), the accused took permission of her grandmother, stating that he will offer the girl snacks and took her away. When she did not return, a search was launched and later the police were approached,” the Inspector said, adding that efforts are on to identify the accused.
Meanwhile, the girl was spotted by some municipal workers on road along with the man, who told them that he was taking her to her grandmother, police said.
“The girl was subsequently taken to hospital, where she told her grandmother and other family members that she was sexually assaulted by the man. Following a complaint, a case was registered on charge of rape and under various sections of IPC and POCSO Act,” Ramaiah said, adding that three teams have been formed to nab the accused.
The girl has been shifted to a hospital in Hyderabad, where doctors said that she is out of danger.
First Published: Mar 27, 2017 22:27 IST