Nashik, Oct 9, 2016: In Trimbakeshwar near Nasik, a five-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a teenage boy, which created a tensed situation and made villagers angry.
Soon after, the villagers protested at several places in the district and demanded the culprit’s immediate arrest, police said today to PTI. The boy has been taken into custody, they said.
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Nashik Police Commissioner Ravindra Singhal has appealed people to maintain peace.
The 16-year-old boy took the girl to an isolated place at Talegaon village under Trimbakeshwar taluka in the district yesterday and allegedly raped her, said Trimbakeshwar police station in-charge Mukund Deshmukh to the Press Agency.
Tension gripped Talegoan as locals gathered at the police station last night as soon as the news got spread, demanding that the boy be booked as well as arrested.
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The situation was so tensed that the villagers also staged ‘rasta roko’ in Wadovhare, Ghoti and Anjaneri-phata areas. Apart from that, to show anger, some people had also set tyres on fire, and damaged a tractor in Talegaon.
A group of people also protested at Nashik Civil Hospital last night and demanded that the victim be examined by a woman doctor, Deshmukh said.
According to rural control room, some people staged rasta-rokos at Talwade village on Nashik-Trimbakeshwar road, Girnare village, which is about 10 kms from Nashik district headquarters, and near Mohadi on the busy Mumbai-Agra National Highway this morning against the incident.
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Police had to rush to the sites and clear the roads.
Meanwhile, the boy has been booked under IPC section 376 (rape) and relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
Nashik Police Commissioner Singhal has appealed to people to maintain peace and assured that proper action would be taken against the guilty.
– by NewsGram Team with inputs from PTI.