Mumbai: A 42-year-old man has been arrested in Maharashtra’s Thane for allegedly raping his six-year-old niece on multiple occasions. The Hill line Police said that they arrested this 42- year-old accused on Friday
“The accused lived in the neighbourhood of his niece’s family. The accused used to take her to his house on the pretext of playing with her. However, he would sexually assault her there. A couple of days back, the girl’s elder brother spotted the accused indulging in sexual acts with her. The boy reported the matter to his parents, who approached the police and lodged a complaint against the man,” he said.
The police further said that a medical test confirmed that she had been raped.
The accused was arrested and booked under IPC section 376 (rape) and under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. He was presented before a local court, which remanded him in police custody for four days.