Youth rapes 15-year-old girl after promising to marry her [Representative image]  |  Photo Credit: iStock Images
- Tirupur north all-woman police, on Friday, booked and arrested the accused on the basis of a complaint filed by the teenage girl’s parents.
- The accused took the girl to his house and raped her two months ago, a police official said.
Coimbatore: In yet another incident of sexual assault, a 19-year-old youth allegedly raped a 15-year-old girl at his house in Tirupur district of Tamil Nadu after promising to marry her.
The incident happened around two months back; however, it came to light on Friday after the affected girl informed her parents, who then approached the police and filed a complaint. Based on the complaint, the Tirupur north all-woman police registered a case against the accused, identified as Mohammed Moideen, under relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and arrested him.
How it happened
An investigator said the teenager survivor, a student of Class 10, joined stitching class at a centre near her house after schools were shut in the wake of the pandemic situation. At the centre, she became friends with Moideen, a worker of a garment factory.
“She befriended Moideen at the unit and fell in love with him. He promised to marry her and took her to his house where he raped her. The incident occurred two months ago,” a report by The Times of India quoted the investigator as saying.
On Friday, the teenage girl told her parents about the incident, following which police were informed and the accused was arrested.
In another incident, a 20-year-old woman has filed a police complaint, accusing a 22-year-old man of abducting and raping her for 14 days while holding her captive in a jungle in of Kota district of Rajasthan.
The woman stated that the accused, identified as Phorulal Odd, abducted her from her maternal uncle’s village when she had gone to the fields for relieving herself on November 9. He took her to the jungle near Mandana town in Kota, where he sexually assaulted her for 14 days.
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