Nine-year-old raped in Rajkot, neighbour arrested

A nine-year-old was allegedly raped and sodomised by a neighbour after luring the victim to his home in the pretext of watching television programmes in Shashtrinagar area of Gujarat’s Rajkot late on Sunday. Police said medical examination of the victim was going on even as the accused was arrested on Monday.

The mother of the victim lodged a complaint with University Police Station in the wee hours on Monday, alleging her nine-year-old daughter was raped by Kamlesh alias Murli Bharwad on Sunday evening. “The accused forced himself on my daughter when she went to his home to watch television programme. He let go of my daughter after called her name out loudly after not finding her around for a long time.

When I inquired, my daughter told me what had happened with her and also added that the accused had sexually assaulted her two weeks ago also,” stated the mother in her complaint.

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