Two arrested for alleged rape of minor in Kathua district

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Jammu, July 17 (IANS) The police said on Wednesday it arrested two persons late on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district for alleged rape of a minor.

“Mohammad Iqbal and Babu Din, residents of Sadrota-Lohai village, were arrested yesterday evening for alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl in her home.

“The arrests were made following a complaint from the minor’s father that the two accused had raped his daughter last week when she was alone at her home.

“A case has been registered against the accused under relevant sections of the law and also as per the provisions of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

“The statement of the minor has also been recorded before a magistrate. Medical examination report of the victim is awaited,” police said.

–IANS

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