One arrested for raping teen in Punjab

By The Hawk

10:21 AM

Hoshiarpur: A 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a youth in Tanda here, police said on Friday.

The accused Jaskaran Singh, alias Mauzu of Sala Road in Tanda was allegedly following the school-going girl for the last one month and later befriended her, they said.

On July 29, Singh allegedly took the girl to a vacant plot opposite his house where he raped her, Police said.

Investigating Officer, Inspector Kamlesh Kaur said that the accused has been arrested.

A case under provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act has been registered against him and an investigation is underway, he added.—PTI

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