Minor 5 YO raped after man lures her with sweets

Palghar: A minor 5-year-old was allegedly raped by a 19-year-old man in Maharashtra’s Palghar district, police reported on Monday.

The accused lured the minor victim with sweets who was alone at home with her eight months old brother while her parents were off to work on a farm in Belghar village.

The accused later took the minor to his sister’s house located nearby the victim’s house and allegedly raped her according to Wada Police station official.

The victim’s parents who learned about the crime on returning home immediately filed a complaint with the Wada Police station and arrested the accused last night under section relevant IPC sections and provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, the official said.