Priest held on charge of raping minor in Delhi

New Delhi: A temple priest has been arrested on the charge of raping a minor girl in west Delhi, police said on Thursday.

Accused Rajesh Shukla, 45, allegedly raped the five-year-old girl when she visited the temple in Samata Vihar area on May 9 evening.

Shukla was arrested from Mukundpur area after the girl’s family lodged a complaint.

A case was registered against Shukla, a native of Uttar Pradesh, under Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012.