Two minor girls were allegedly raped in two separate incidents in Thane district, police said.
A four-and-a-half year old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by a 21-year-old man identified as Sohanlal Gauram, who has been arrested by police.
According to police, Gauram had spotted the girl playing outside her house in Parshan Kata locality of Boisar. He then lured her with a chocolate and then took her to his room and allegedly raped her there.
In another incident, a 14-year-old girl, who works at a brick kiln at Talonda of Bhiwandi tehsil, was allegedly sexually assaulted by Kamlakar Jadhav, 30, police said.
Jadhav took the girl to a nearby farm, where he allegedly raped her last night.
The accused is absconding and a case has been registered with Ganeshpuri police station.