Dehradun : A case has been filed against an 11 year old boy for allegedly raping a four year old girl in Dehradun’s Nalapani area, police officials familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
According to police, the accused minor boy stays in the same neighborhood as the girl and sexually assaulted her on Tuesday evening. “The girl was lured by the accused to his home where the alleged assault occurred. The girl narrated the incident to her mother who was out of the house for work when the boy did the crime.
The victim’s mother straight went to the police station and filed a police complaint the next morning.
A case has been registered against the minor accused under the IPC section 376AB (punishment for rape of woman under 12 years of age) and Section 5 and 6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, police said.
Police said both were produced before the Child Welfare Committee on Thursday and the statement of the girl and her mother would be recorded on Friday.
The incident is the latest in a series of crimes against children in different parts of the country which prompted the government to clear amendment s to the POCSO Act on December 28, 2018.