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Horrifying case of sexual abuse of minor girl by male family members surfaces in Pune

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In a horrifying case, a minor girl in Pune was allegedly repeatedly sexually abused by her father and brother and two other male family members over the last four years, police said on Saturday. An FIR had been registered against the said male relatives of the 11-year-old girl in Bundgarden Police Station, Pune police said. As per the police, the case came to light after the girl spoke about it with her school counsellor during a “good touch, bad touch” session organised in the school.

According to Police Inspector Ashwini Satpute of Bundgarden Police Station, “On March 15, a minor girl was brought to the police station by a counsellor of a social group, in prima facie enquiry, she informed us that the girl was sexually abused by her relatives which included her own father, brother, grandfather and uncle at her home.”

The inspector said that after a detailed enquiry of the girl and counsellor, as per law, a medical examination of the girl was initiated. Inspector Satpute said, “After confirmation from the medical test we registered FIR against four of them, the father and her brother were booked under IPC sections of 376, 377 and POCSO Act, whereas her uncle and grandfather were booked under the bad touch sections.”

Police said the family is originally from Bihar and were currently staying in Pune. Police said that an investigation has been launched and the process to arrest the accused is underway.

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