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UP: Policeman arrested for raping minor relative

A 49-year-old police constable was arrested on Sunday for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl while she was returning home with him on a motorcycle in Aligarh district.

The survivor is a distant relative of the accused policeman Dharam Singh.

“The constable has been arrested and produced before a local court which sent him to judicial custody. The girl was sent for a medical examination and few reports are still awaited,” Indian Express quoted in-charge of the local police station as saying.

The police constable has been charged under section 376 of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

“On Friday, the girl went to one of their common relative’s house, while the accused reached there in the evening on a motorcycle. He offered to drop the girl at her residence. However, he took the girl to a secluded place and allegedly raped her. When she tried to resist, he also thrashed her,” police said.

Police went on to say: “On returning home, the girl told her parents about the incident. The girl and her family reached the local police station and got an FIR lodged. After getting information about the FIR, the constable went underground but he was later arrested.”

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