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UP: Minor abducted, raped for three months; accused held

A man was arrested for allegedly abducting a minor and raping her for three months in Uttar Pradesh's Ballia. He took her to Surat after abduction, the police said.

Ashesh Mallick Edited By: Ashesh Mallick @asheshmallick7 Ballia Published on: September 24, 2023 14:57 IST
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Ballia (UP), Sep 24 (PTI) A 15-year-old girl was allegedly abducted and raped for three months in Uttar Pradesh Ballia, police said on Sunday (September 24).

The accused, identified as Pawan Bind, was later arrested.

Bind allegedly abducted her on May 28 and took her to Gujarat’s Surat. The victim was rescued from Ballia's Gadwar on August 28, the police said.

An FIR was registered based on a complaint by the girl's father under charges of rape and kidnapping under IPC and the POCSO Act.

In her statement to the police, the girl claimed that she was taken to Gujarat by the accused, where he illegally married and raped her for three months, a police officer said.

She was brought to Ballia again later after which she was rescued by the police.

The accused was arrested from the Bisukia Road area on Saturday, the officer added

(With PTI inputs)

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