Man arrested for raping minor niece

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 Palghar, Policenama Online – The police have arrested a 48-year-old man in Palghar district of Maharashtra for allegedly raping his minor niece, officials informed on Thursday.

The arrested accused had allegedly raped his 12-year-old niece on several occasions in the last one year by luring her with ice cream and other snacks at her home in Dahanu area when her father went out for work, the police official said. 
The victim’s mother had died some time back. The minor filed a complaint with the police on Wednesday following which the accused was arrested and booked under Indian Penal Code sections for rape and provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, the official further informed.

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