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Youth held for raping, impregnating minor in Karnataka

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Mangaluru, Sep 28: A 25-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping and impregnating a girl in Sullia taluk of Karnataka's Dakshina Kannada district, police said on Wednesday.

The man, a resident of Ubaradka Mittur village in the taluk, has been charged under Section 176 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 4 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, police said.

Youth held for raping, impregnating minor in Karnataka

The accused was produced before a local court and remanded to judicial custody. The victim's father, in his complaint to the police, said his daughter and the accused got in touch through a WhatsApp group.

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They began talking to each other later and the man asked her to come to Sullia on June 30. The accused then took her on his two-wheeler to his friend's place and allegedly raped her there.

When the girl complained about stomach ache later, the parents took her to a doctor, who confirmed that she was pregnant, the complaint said. Further investigation is in progress, police said.

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