A teenager was allegedly raped by a 60-year-old man following which she became pregnant. The 13-year-old girl from Maharashtra’s Sindhudurg district, used to stay with the accused’s family at Joggers’ Park locality in Mira Road. She used to do petty jobs to support her family.
According to Dhanaji Kshirsagar Mira Road Police Station inspector said,
“According to the police, the accused has been identified as Pradhan Kaka, a retired BMC worker. He used to allegedly offer the victim tranquilisers as she went unconscious. The accused used to repeatedly rape the victim for the past eight months”
When the victim’s father inquired her about pregnancy, she revealed that she was sexually assaulted by the caretaker. Initially, the victim’s father hesitated to register a complaint against the accused. Later, the local politician learnt about this incident. He then persuaded the victim’s father to the visit the police station and file a complaint against Pradhan, his wife and another girl staying at their home.
API Jaiprakash Gute, the investigating officer in the case, said offences have been registered against the three under sections 376 (rape) and 328 rw 34 of the IPC, and sections 3, 4, 7 and 8 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012.
The girl will be sent for medical examination. Pradhan hailed from Haryana and police squad has been formed and sent to his village in Haryana for searching the accused.