A seven-year-old lady was allegedly raped by a tempo driver who lured her with a chocolate in Mumbai’s jap suburb of Ghatkopar, police stated on Thursday.
The Mumbai police arrested the 35-year-old accused inside 24 hours of the incident late on Wednesday evening, an official stated.
The incident occurred on Tuesday afternoon when the accused Sachin Shama discovered the kid alone in a locality and lured her with a chocolate, he stated.
The accused took the lady to an remoted spot, the place he allegedly raped her and later deserted her, the official stated.
A passerby noticed the lady crying and alerted the police management room, he stated, including that the kid was scared and was not in a situation to disclose something.
After counselling, the lady narrated the ordeal and particular groups had been shaped to detain the accused, the official stated.
The police examined CCTV footage from the locality to determine the person’s id and detained him, he added.
“We apprehended the accused inside 24 hours of the crime. He has been booked underneath part 376 (rape) and different related provisions of the IPC and Safety of Kids from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act,” stated Prashant Kadam, deputy commissioner of police (DCP) zone 7.
The accused has some instances to his title and additional investigation is underway, he added.
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