61-yr-old behind bars for raping minor

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BALRAM SINGH
CAMPBELL BAY
11 Oct 2017

In a shocking incident, a 61-year-old resident of remote Campbell Bay allegedly molested and raped a 11-year-old minor on October 8. According to source, the accused enticed the victim to a secluded location on the pretext of some work and committed rape. The police registered a case under section 376/506 IPC along with relevant sections of POCSO Act after the parents of the victim narrated the incident and arrested the accused on Tuesday.
Sources said that the accused after committing the crime threatened the victim of dire consequences if she spoke to anyone about the incident. The victim, however, garnered courage and informed her parents after which the police case was registered. The accused was produced before the Court of Judicial Magistrate here from where he was remanded to judicial custody. Further investigation is underway.