Jeep driver rapes minor girl, booked under POCSO Act

Jeep driver rapes minor girl, booked under POCSO Act

Agency News

Palghar, Oct 25 : A man has been booked under the relevant IPC sections as well as The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act for allegedly raping a teenage girl in the Mokhada town of this district, informed police on Friday.

The 15-year-old victim hails from the Kurudpada of Jawhar here and the accused identified as Dileep Bhore is a jeep driver by profession, said police. Quoting the minor complainant, the police said the crime took place on October 19 when the minor girl boarded the private jeep of the accused to return home.

The driver deboarded other jeep passengers and drove the victim to a road between Talyacha Pada and Shivakordyachi Meth, mentioned the complainant. Later, he forcibly took the victim to a secluded place and raped her over death threat, read the complaint. Petrified by the immoral act,the victim took nearly a week to approach the police.

Police spokesman Hemant Katkar stated that an offence under the IPC sections 376(a),506, 5(m),and 6 of the POCSO Act has been registered on Thursday. No arrest has been made yet as further investigation into the case is underway, police added. (UNI)