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Wednesday, 22 September 2021 7.46 PM IST

Man asks 8-year-old to fetch tobacco, rapes her inside municipal container in Bhopal

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BHOPAL: The Bhopal Police has arrested a 32-year-old Gujarat resident for raping an eight-year-old girl inside a municipal container while she was playing outside her house in Bhopal.

The incident took place around 1 pm on Saturday under the Ayodhya Nagar police station area in Bhopal.

According to the police, the eight-year-old survivor was playing outside her house when the accused, sporting a beard and wearing a black shirt, asked her to get a tobacco pouch for him from a nearby shop.

On her return from the shop, he asked her to give the tobacco to a man behind a huge municipal container and as the survivor moved towards the spot, he pushed her inside the container and raped her. Later, he fled the spot.

The survivor, who is still in a state of trauma, told her maternal grandmother about the incident. The elderly woman later approached the police. The condition of the survivor is stable.

According to the police, eight teams were formed to look for all those who had visited the Ayodhya Nagar JJ Cluster from outside and 40 suspects have been photographed as per the description given by the survivor.

“Of the 40 people photographed, the accused was identified by the victim following which he was arrested. The accused is a resident of Bhopal and is aged around 33 years. He is married but his wife left him a couple of years back and he was on the lookout to escape to Gujarat after committing the crime, but could not do so because of the Sunday lockdown in Bhopal,” police said.

A case under relevant sections of the POCSO Act and Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against the accused.

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TAGS: BHOPAL, RAPES, EIGHT YEAR OLD, TOBACCO, MUNCIPAL CONTAINER, GUJARAT RESIDENT, MATERNAL GRANDMOTHER
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