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UP cop allegedly rape minor inside police station when she went to file assault case

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Lucknow: A 13-year-old minor girl was allegedly raped in the Lalitpur district of Uttar Pradesh. A case has been registered against six people, including a station house officer (SHO) for the crime.

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The matter has been registered under Pali police station, where the minor was lured by four youth and was taken to Bhopal on April 22 and allegedly raped. The teenager managed to escape and reached her home, who then went to the police to file a complaint where the station in-charge allegedly raped the teenager before handing her over to the Childline Welfare committee, the police said.

The ChildLine welfare committee reached out to the Lalitpur Superintendent of police about the crime after the teenager narrated the whole incident to the ChildLine officials. Following this, the SP immediately filed a case of gang rape against six people including SHO Tilakdhari Saroj.

The accused police station in-charge then handed over the girl to her aunt, the FIR stated, adding that she was called to the police station the next day for recording her statement. Next day, the accused official took the girl inside a room in the police station in the presence of her aunt and raped her, it added.

The girl’s aunt has also been named as an accused in the FIR.

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Lalitpur police said they have charged the official for rape and under the stringent POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act.

“The SHO is suspended and he is a named criminal so we have formed teams to arrest him. An NGO brought the girl to my office. She had given them the details. After I was informed of it, I ensured that a case was filed,” said Lalitpur police chief Nikhil Pathak in a statement.

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