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Man arrested for allegedly raping minor girl

A 20-year-old villager was arrested in Thane for allegedly raping a teenage girl for three days under the pretext of marrying her, district rural police said.

According to PSI A V Salunke of Wada police station, the accused Nagesh M Wagh was arrested on Sunday night and was charged under sections 376,363, 366-A and also sections 6 and 8 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 following a complaint by the girl.

The incident took place on April 17 when the 17-year-old girl was on her way to work in Kandivali that Wagh, who lives in the same locality offered her lift on his motorbike and took her to an isolated place.

He then allegedly raped the girl repeatedly over the next three days and then abandoned her, following which she approached the cops.

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