26-year-old man arrested for raping minor girl near Mumbai

    Palghar, May 28 (PTI) Police on Friday said they have
arrested a 26-year-old man on charges of raping a minor girl
in Palghar district of Maharashtra.
    The incident took place on May 24 when the man raped
the girl (age not disclosed) after threatening her with a
knife at Navghar in Bhayander town on Mumbai's outskirts, the
police said in an official release.
    An FIR was registered against him at the Navghar
police station under relevant sections of the IPC and the
Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act based
on a complaint by the victim's mother, the release said.
    The police, during its probe, got a tip-off that the
accused, a resident of Bhayander, was planning to escape to
Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh from Kurla station in Mumbai, it
    A trap was laid and the accused was arrested on
Thursday before he could flee Mumbai, the release said. PTI

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