Lucknow, April 5: In a horrifying incident, a three-year-old girl was allegedly raped and then locked inside a box by an 18-year-old neighbour in Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur’s Tanda town.
The crime took place on April 2, when the child was alone at home and her parents were away.
A three-year-old girl allegedly raped, then locked into a box by an 18-year-old male neighbour in Rampur's Tanda on April 2. Case registered, accused arrested pic.twitter.com/pd0eiZj6Pv
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“On seeing the parents away, the accused lured the child with a chocolate and took her to his house. As the child started screaming and crying in pain the accused in fear left her and fled. The locals rushed and rescued the child,” ANI quoted police as saying.
The accused has been held and the case has also been lodged against him under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) 2012.