A case was filed in the Kharar Police Station in Mohali near Chandigarh against one building construction contractor named Mohammad Feroz for raping a minor for the last two months. Reports confirm that he is a resident of Zhungi EDN City, Kharar but originally hails from Madhepur, Bihar.
The victim stays with her mother and brother. The family members of the minor are migrant workers. They live in a makeshift hut at the construction site. The mother of the 16-year-old victim filed a case against Feroz. The investigating officer Lakhwinder discovered during interrogation that the mother of the victim stays with her children as her husband left her ten years ago. On the night of February 20, the victim’s mother woke up and saw Feroz raping her daughter. Feroz, however, escaped immediately after seeing the victim’s mother.
The mother of the victim was informed later by her daughter that Feroz has been raping her for the last two months. She also complained to her mother that Feroz had constantly threatened her saying that if she told anyone he would kill her. The medical report under the police supervision revealed that the victim is one month pregnant.
Police filed a case under Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act on the basis of the mother’s complaint and medical report. Feroz who was absconding has now been arrested by the Police and will be presented before The Court.
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