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6-Year-Old Locked Up in Bathroom of Community Hall in Kolkata and Raped; One Arrested

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A 19-year-old neighbour of the girl was arrested by the police and booked him under the POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act.

  • PTI
  • Last Updated: December 6, 2019, 11:24 PM IST
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Kolkata: A six-year-old girl was allegedly raped in Kolkata's Garden Reach area after she was locked up in the bathroom of a vacant community hall, police said on Friday.

The incident happened on Thursday in the first floor of the building, which is let out for social functions, on Taratala Road and a 19-year-old man neighbour of the girl has been arrested, said police.

The man was arrested after a complaint was filed by the child's mother, a senior officer said. "The accused has been booked under the POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act," he said.

A medical test report of the girl is awaited, police said, adding that further investigations are underway.


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