A five-year-old girl was allegedly raped by two minor boys aged nine from the same locality in the powerloom town of Bhiwandi , police said.
The boys have been taken into custody, police said.
According to a complaint lodged by the girl’s mother, the two boys yesterday convinced the girl to accompany them under the pretext of buying her some eatables. They took her to a place near the compound wall of her house and allegedly raped her.
The girl, who was in a state of trauma, on returning to home told her mother what happened. He mother took her child to police station and registered a complaint against the two boys, police said.
Police inspector R P Mayne of Bhoiwada station said, “The duo have been nabbed this morning and were taken to the (juvenile) court. A medical examination of both the victim and the accused will be done. They have been charged under section 376 (rape) of the IPC and relevant sections of the POCSO Act, 2012,” the official added.