Police arrested a 44-year-old man for allegedly raping a 9-year-old girl in Assam’s Baksa district

Guwahati, June 28: A 44-year-old man arrested by Assam Police for allegedly raping a 9-year-old minor girl in Assam’s Baksa district.

The arrested person was identified as Brajen Kalita and police arrested him on Sunday night.

According to the reports, a 9-year-old minor girl was allegedly raped by the accused person at Paschim Jhargaon area under Tamulpur police station in Baksa district on June 25 while she went fishing along with her cousin brother.

Following the incident, the victim’s family had lodged a complaint before the police.

Police had registered a case (no–252/2021) under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act at Tamulpur police station and arrested the accused person on Sunday night.

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A police official of the Baksa district said that police had arrested the accused person from his home.

The accused person and the victim girl are from the same village. We have also registered a case under the relevant section of the POCSO Act and will follow as per law,” the police official said.