Minor Raped In Moga, Uncle Booked

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A 13-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her uncle at her house in Bughipura village on the outskirts of Moga city, police officials said. – File photo

MOGA – A 13-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her uncle at her house in Bughipura village on the outskirts of Moga city, police officials said.

The victim, in a statement recorded before the investigating officer of the local police, said when she came back to her house from school, her uncle pulled her inside a room and raped her. He locked the main gate of the boundary wall from inside before pulling her inside the room.

Her father, working as a driver and mother, working under MGNREGA, were not present at home when the incident took place, she told the police. The accused has been identified as Pawan Singh, who ran away from the spot after committing the crime.

The police took the victim to the district hospital for medical examination, in which it was prima facie confirmed that she was raped, probably in a forceful act of sexual harassment, police officials said.

The police have registered a criminal case under Section 376 of the IPC and Section 4 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act at the Mehna police station.

Investigating officer Karamjit Kaur said the accused was yet to be arrested. “We have raided his house and other possible hideouts, but he is evading arrest. We will arrest him soon,” she added.