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Mumbai man thrashed, handed over to police for raping 7-yr-old neighbour

After the girl’s parents left for work, the accused allegedly lured her into his room and raped her

mumbai Updated: Sep 19, 2017 17:20 IST
Angry locals first thrashed the accused and then dragged him to the police station.
Angry locals first thrashed the accused and then dragged him to the police station.(Representational photo )

A 45-year-old man was thrashed by the locals before being handed over to the Kashimira Police for allegedly raping his 7-year-old neighbour — a Class 2 student — on Monday afternoon. Brijesh Chauhan was produced in Thane court on Tuesday and was remanded in police custody till Thursday.

Chauhan had shifted to Dachkulpada two months ago and had befriended the survivor’s parents, who work as labourers at construction sites. After the girl’s parents left for work, Chauhan allegedly lured her into his room and raped her.

The incident came to light and soon the news spread across Dachkulpada after the minor told her mother about it. Angry locals first thrashed Chauhan and then dragged him to the police station. He was booked under relevant sections of the Indian penal Code and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act, 2012.