In a shocking incident, a minor girl was allegedly raped by a police constable in Reoti area in Ballia in Uttar Pradesh.

Reportedly the indent took place on late-night on Friday when the police constable along with another villager cornered the girl when she came out to relieve herself.

Sensing some villagers around, the girl raised alarm as people came to rescue her. The cop fled from the crime scene on seeing people.

Apparently, the father of the girl died due to shock after being told about the rape of his daughter by the villagers.

A police complaint was registered against the cop and the villager. Following the charges, the cop, posted at Gopalnagar station was immediately suspended and later arrested as well.

A case under sections 354, 306 of IPC and 7/8 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act have been levied against the offenders.

This is a developing story, more details awaited.

First Published | 20 August 2017 10:52 AM
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