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Mentally challenged girl raped by 50-yr-old man in Thane: Police

A mentally challenged teenaged girl was allegedly raped repeatedly by a 50-year-old man at a village in the district, police said on Sunday.

The accused Yeshwant Rayat used to stalk the girl, who lived in his neighbourhood in Kamdipada village of Sahapur taluka, when she would go out for grazing the cattle, Assistant Police Inspector N D Gaikwad said.

He had been following the girl for last three months and allegedly raped her several times her by dragging her to a secluded place in a forest where she used to take cattle for grazing, he said.

Fed up with the frequent sexual harassment, the girl informed her mother about it on Saturday following which the duo registered a complaint with Sahapur police station.

Offences have been registered under section 376 (rape) of IPC and sections 4 and 6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, Gaikwad said, adding that efforts were on to nab the accused.

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