Man arrested for raping minor girl

Etah: A man has been arrested for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl on pretext of marriage in Jaithra area in the district, police said today.

According to a FIR lodged in this connection yesterday, father of the girl has mentioned that his daughter was in love with Bittoo.

He has alleged that Bittoo raped his daughter for over ten months on pretext of marriage. After she got pregnant, the accused forced her to go for an abortion, he said.

In the FIR, it has been mentioned that Bittoo refused to marry the girl after getting the abortion done.

The accused has been arrested and further investigation is underway.