Agartala, July 31: The police in Tripura have arrested a youth for allegedly raping his nine-year-old cousin.
The incident has been reported from Jubarajnagar in the North Tripura district. The 22-year-old youth was arrested from Patharkandi in the Karimganj district of Assam.
The youth, identified as Roushan Ali, was arrested on Saturday. On Sunday, a local court sent the arrested youth to three-day police custody.
The arrested youth – Roushan Ali – is also a resident of the Jubarajnagar area in the North Tripura district.
On July 28, Ali visited his aunt’s place, from where he took his minor cousin to a secluded place and allegedly raped her. The minor girl then, somehow, reached her home.
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On becoming suspicious after seeing her condition, the family members of the girl enquired about her, upon which they came to know about the incident. The girl was then taken to a local hospital for a medical examination.
Later, an FIR was lodged in regards to the incident at the Dharmanagar police station.
Meanwhile, a case under sections 376AB (raping a girl under twelve years) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and section of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act was registered.