Afternoon Voice

UP: Teenager held for raping cousin

A teenage boy has been arrested for reportedly raping his 5-year-old cousin in Huzoorpur police station area here, police said today.

Manish (18) took the victim on the pretext of a motorcycle ride yesterday. He drove to a secluded spot and allegedly raped her, SP Sabharaj said.

The accused later returned with the minor who was in a serious condition and threatened her family to hush up the matter. He, however, fled the scene when the girl’s condition deteriorated, the officer said.

An FIR was lodged by the victim’s father and the accused was arrested, police said, adding that the girl has been admitted to the district hospital.