Noida: 23-year-old electrician rapes 13-year-old girl after abducting her; arrested | #childabductors

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Key Highlights

  • The minor girl and the accused are residents of the same village
  • A case of kidnapping is also lodged against the accused
  • The incident took place when the minor girl went to local shop on January 9

Noida: A 23-year-old man working as an electrician allegedly abducted and raped a 13-year-old girl in Uttar Pradesh’s Noida. Following a complaint by the teenager’s brother, the police traced the accused, identified as Pramod, and arrested him.

As per case details, Pramod and the minor girl in question are residents of the same village. She was abducted and sexually assaulted by the accused after she went to local shop on January 9 evening. The minor later returned home and informed her family members about the incident, according to a report by The Times of India

On January 12, a case was registered in connection with the crime. The next day (January 13), the police received a tip-off about the location of the accused. “After registering the case, teams were formed to nab home. A team carried out a search at his house, but he was absconding. On Thursday evening, a tip-off regarding Pramod’s movement, following which teams were sent and he was arrested from Sector 143 metro station area,” the TOI report quoted Sector 142 police station SHO Uttam Kumar as saying. 

Police inquiries disclosed that the arrestee, who is an electrician by profession, hails from Sambhal district. Furthermore, a case of kidnapping is lodged against him in adjoining Ghaziabad’s Vijay Nagar police station. The crime had occurred in February and the accused was later released on bail, according to the police.

In connection with the latest incident, the accused has been booked under relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. 

This comes weeks after a six-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 26-year-old man in Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnor district. The accused, identified as Shahbaz, committed the crime when the minor was on her way to school. He allegedly lured her to a dilapidated building and sexually assaulted her. The survivor later returned home and told her parents about the incident, following which a case was registered and the accused was arrested.

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