MUMBAI: A 20-year-old man allegedly raped his six-year-old niece at Vasai Fort on Saturday. The accused has been arrested.
Vasaigaon police said the girl, a resident of Palghar, was visiting her maternal grandmother at Vasai on Friday (December 8) along with her father.
On Saturday, the youth, who is a distant relative, lured her with chocolates and took her to the Vasai Fort where he raped her.
According to police, the accused took the girl around 6 pm on the pretext of going for a stroll. When she did not return till 8 pm, her father tried calling the accused on his cellphone but he did not take the call. The father then approached the police and also alerted relatives and villagers.
Around 10.30 pm, the girl's aunt spotted the accused at Papdy village in Vasai. The girl, who was with him, had injury marks on her face.
The accused tried to flee, but was caught and handed over to the police. He confessed to the crime.
The girl was sent for medical examination where doctors confirmed rape.
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