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Rape of 5-year-old girl rocks Nashik

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | AFTAB KHAN
Published Oct 10, 2016, 12:36 am IST
Updated Oct 10, 2016, 1:50 am IST
Guardian minister Girish Mahajan visited the crime spot on Sunday gave a call for maintenance of peace.
Guardian minister Girish Mahajan visited the crime spot on Sunday gave a call for maintenance of peace. (Representational Image)
 Guardian minister Girish Mahajan visited the crime spot on Sunday gave a call for maintenance of peace. (Representational Image)

Nashik: Angry members of the public smashed and burnt scores of vehicles in Nashik on Sunday after reports emerged about a 15-year-old boy’s alleged rape of a five-year-old girl in Trimbakeshwar town in Nashik district on Saturday night. The police has detained the accused.

Guardian minister Girish Mahajan visited the crime spot on Sunday gave a call for maintenance of peace. According to police sources, the boy allegedly raped the child around 6.30 pm on Saturday evening in a village near Trimbak town.

On being alerted, the police swung into action and detained the juvenile accused under sections related to rape and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

Nashik Rural Police, through a press release stated that the accused enticed the survivor with sweets and took her behind a temple, where he allegedly raped her. No police officer was available on phone for comment.

Later, the incident led to a series of protests as the news spread that the victim and the accused belonged to different communities. The victim’s relatives demanded that the survivor be examined by a woman doctor from the Nashik Civil Hospital and sat on protest outside the hospital.

Residents of the victim’s village staged protests on the Mumbai-Agra National Highway, seeking to halt the traffic, and some vehicles had stones pelted at them as well.

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