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Ghaziabad: 28-year-old rapes minor tenant in Loni, arrested

The girl was allegedly raped in one of the vacant rooms of the house late on Thursday night as the brother of the accused kept watch. Police have launched a manhunt for the brother who is absconding

noida Updated: Feb 19, 2018 17:15 IST
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The accused threatened the minor of dire consequences if she told anyone about the incident. (Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)

A 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her landlord’s 28-year-old son in their house in Loni on Thursday. Later, the family lodged an FIR with the police. The prime accused has been arrested and his brother, who is also allegedly involved in the crime, is absconding, police said.

According to the police, the girl was allegedly lured by the prime accused, who took her to one of the vacant rooms in their house late on Thursday night, while his brother kept a watch on the door to alert the prime accused in case someone from the family arrived.

Durgesh Kumar Singh, circle officer (Loni), said, “The girl’s family stays as tenants in the house of the accused. It is alleged that the girl was lured by the prime accused and raped. He also threatened her of dire consequences if she told anyone about the incident. We have arrested the prime accused. A search is on for his brother, who is absconding.”

Following the incident, around 11pm on Thursday, the victim kept quiet and did not reveal anything to her parents. The girl revealed the entire events to her mother on Saturday evening when she asked her daughter about why she looked pale. She also showed her mother the blood stained clothes that she was wearing on the day of the incident.

“We have sent the girl for medical examination and an FIR has been also lodged in the case. The other accused will also be arrested soon,” Singh said.

In another incident, a 34-year-old widowed woman has filed a complaint with the Murad Nagar police alleging that her 27-year-old brother-in- law raped her. The husband of the woman had died in an accident around five years back.

“We are investigating the incident as she has forwarded a complaint. A month back, the woman had lodged a non-cognizable report against her brother-in-law whom she had then called her husband. Back then it was a matter of domestic violence, and was sorted out mutually,” said Ranvir Singh, station house officer of the Murad Nagar police station.

First Published: Feb 19, 2018 17:14 IST