Updated April 14th, 2024 at 23:49 IST

Maharashtra: Butcher Held for Raping Four-Year-Old Girl in Thane

A 45-year-old butcher was arrested on Sunday from Bhayander in Mumbai Metropolitan Region for allegedly raping a four-year-old girl, police said.

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Thane: A 45-year-old butcher was arrested on Sunday from Bhayander in Mumbai Metropolitan Region for allegedly raping a four-year-old girl, police said.

A case was registered against the man under section 376 (Punishment for rape) of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, an official said.

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Police are investigating the exact sequence of events in the crime.

The accused, who runs a mutton shop, was attacked by local people and his shop was damaged before he was handed over to police.

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People gathered outside Navghar police station demanding that the accused man be handed over to them.

Police, however, defused the situation. 

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Published April 14th, 2024 at 23:43 IST