A 65-year-old man, Anwar Khan, has been arrested for raping a 12-year-old girl at a village in Maharashtra’s Jalna district. The rapist who has five children and grandchildren escaped from the scene of the crime but was arrested on Tuesday.
The young victim used to live at her maternal uncle’s house and Anwar is their neighbor. On Tuesday, the young girl was feeding their hens. Anwar gagged her and took her to his house, where he raped her. Sensing trouble he fled from the village.
An official from Badnapur police station said that the girl informed her uncle about the incident and a police complaint was lodged. A police team went to the village and the victim was sent for a medical examination. The accused was nabbed late at night and a case was registered against him under relevant sections, including rape.
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