Man arrested for raping 11-year-old niece in Madhya Pradesh's Sidhi district

Sidhi: A minor girl was allegedly raped by her uncle in Madhya Pradesh's Sidhi district when her mother had gone to visit a temple, police said on Saturday.

File image of Madhya Pradesh police. Reuters

File image of Madhya Pradesh police. Reuters

The incident happened on Friday in a village under Churhat police station limits and the accused had been arrested, an official informed.

The 11-year-old girl's mother had gone to visit a temple and had asked her brother, who was at home at the time, to take care of the minor, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Suryakant Mishra told PTI on Saturday. "The accused raped the minor and she narrated her ordeal when her mother returned home late Friday evening. The accused had left for his home by then," he said.

The victim's parents lodged a police complaint after which the man was arrested and charged for rape under sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, the official informed.

Updated Date: Aug 11, 2018 17:37 PM

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