13-year-old raped, accused arrested in UP

Muzaffarnagar: A 13-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly raped by a youth while she was on her way back home after work at Purkazi town in the district, police said today.

According to the complaint filed by the girl’s father, the incident took place last evening when the accused, Khushnasib, kidnapped the victim and took her to a nearby field and raped her, Circle Officer, Akil Ahmad said.

A case has been registered against Kumar under IPC sections 376 (rape), 506 (criminal intimidation), SC/ST Act and POCSO Act, he said.

The accused have been arrested, police said.