20-year-old man arrested for raping minor cousin at home in Telangana | Hyderabad News – Times of India


HYDERABAD: A 20-year-old worker in a private firm was arrested for allegedly raping his 15-year-old cousin at her house in Dundigal on Friday.
The girl is a class X student. During preliminary probe, police found out that the girl lost her parents at an early age and her paternal uncle has been taking care of her since then.
The girl has been living with her uncle’s family in Dundigal and the accused, who is her cousin, allegedly raped the girl recently when the other family members were away. The girl did not inform them about the sexual abuse immediately.
“She first approached SHE Teams members when they had gone to her school to conduct an awareness session about offences against women and children. SHE Teams staff brought it to the notice of child welfare committee, which recorded her statement,” Dundigal police said.
When cops arrested the accused, he denied the allegations. Police sent the girl for a medical examination.
The accused was booked under section 376 of Indian Penal Code and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act.
(The victim’s identity has not been revealed to protect her privacy as per Supreme Court directives on cases related to sexual assault)


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