Hyderabad, June 4: 17-year-old minor boy raped a 7-year-old girl. Both the accused and the victim are neighbours. The incident took place in Hyderabad on Tuesday, June 2.
The accused, who works as a labourer in the city, went to play with the girl, a class III student. Later the accused took her to his home where he allegedly raped her.
The girl came back to her home but was too scared to tell anything to her grandmother. Later she disclosed everything while speaking to her aunt.
The woman was shocked to know about the incident and was prompt to inform the parents of the victim. Her parents too work as labourers and were not present at their home when the incident took place.
The parents of the victim lodged a complaint against the accused who had absconded from the scene after committing the crime on Tuesday. However, he was arrested a day after.
Speaking about the case, a police official was quoted as saying, "The victim returned home and was initially scared to inform her grandmother. She went to her aunt who stays nearby and disclosed the heinous act. The victim's parents who returned in the evening were informed."
"Based on a complaint lodged by them late on Tuesday night, a rape case under The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act and sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act were booked, added the official.
The accused, who was arrested on Wednesday, June 3, was produced before a court and later was sent to judicial custody.