Child raped by externed goon

ST Correspondent
Thursday, 4 October 2018

A four-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped and raped by an externed criminal in Chinchwad on Tuesday night. The accused lived near her house and she used to play with her niece.

Pimpri: A four-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped and raped by an externed criminal in Chinchwad on Tuesday night. The accused lived near her house and she used to play with her niece.

Her father has lodged an FIR with the Chinchwad police. The incident took place between 6.30 pm and 9 pm. The accused, whom the girl refers as a playmate’s uncle, allegedly lured away the victim, took her near railway tracks and then raped her. Also, there are several marks on her body, the police said.

DCP Smartna Patil said, “Around 7.30 pm, her family realised that she was missing. They were searching for her in the area. Her father was going to the police station to lodge a complaint when the girl’s mother called him, saying the victim has been found. There were bruises on her body and her undergarments were missing. Her parents took her to YCM hospital, from where she was referred to Sassoon Hospital. There, the doctor confirmed that she had been sexually assaulted.”

Police officials said that after talking with the victim, they nabbed Uchappa Lingappa Mangur, who is an externed criminal.
 
“The accused has been externed. In the past, we have taken action against him four times for violating an externment order,” DCP Patil added.

The police have booked the accused for offences under sections 363(kidnapping), 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and relevant sections of Protection of Children From Sexual Offences Act (POCSO).

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