Constable held for "raping" colleague''s minor daughter

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Mumbai, Jan 24 (PTI) A 22-year-old Police Constablewas today arrested for allegedly kidnapping and raping minordaughter of his colleague near here, police said.

The incident took place on January 20 when GaneshTarpe, attached to the Colaba traffic police division, tookthe 15-year-old girl to a resort at Virar in adjoining Thanedistrict, they said.

Tarpe knew the victim, studying in Class IX in amunicipal school here, as their families had stayed at policequarters in suburban Kurla for around five months.

On Thursday, Tarpe asked the girl to bunk her schooland accompany him for an outing, police said.

"Tarpe arranged his friend''s car and drove the girl tothe resort, where he allegedly raped her," said Vijay Bagwe,Senior Inspector at Kurla police station.

Her father, a Constable attached to the Trombay PoliceStation, later lodged an FIR following which Tarpe wasapprehended.

The girl has been sent to a civic hospital for medicalexamination, Bagwe said, adding the accused-policeman has beenbooked under IPC Sections 363 (kidnapping), 376 (rape) and506 (2) (criminal intimidation).

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