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Driver held for raping minor;Hyderabad

HYDERABAD: A 22-year-old driver was arrested for allegedly sexually exploiting a 17-year-old girl by promising to marry her. 

The accused, a resident of Alwal, befriended the victim from Kushaiguda, who is an Intermediate student.

On June 26 night, the victim left her house after taking Rs 20 from her mother to buy medicine for headache. 

As the girl did not return home, a complaint was lodged with Kushaiguda police.

The girl returned home on July 5 and told her family that the accused took her to Kurnool by promising to marry her. The victim also said that he had sexually exploited her when she was alone at home in the past.

Based on the complaint of the victim’s family, a case was registered under Section 366, 376 , 417, 420 of the IPC and the POCSO Act against the accused. He was arrested and sent in remand on Wednesday. Police are investigating the case further.

(The victim’s identity has not been revealed to protect her privacy as per Supreme court directives on cases related to sexual assault)


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