Man arrested for raping minor in Visakhapatnam

A man was arrested for allegedly raping a 5-year-old girl in the Pendurthi police station limits here in Visakhapatnam.

The accused has been identified as Jagadeesh (20).

Assistant Commissioner of Police Swaroopa Rani said that a complaint was received from the girl’s parents on Thursday. The accused allegedly offered a cold drink laced with sedatives to the minor and later raped her.

“We have sent the girl to a hospital for treatment. A case has been filed under the POCSO Act and the accused has been arrested,” said the police officer.

Further details are awaited. (ANI)

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