Friday, March 27, 2015

Sweeper rapes orphan, held

Mateen Hafeez I TNN

Mumbai: The JJ Marg police arrested a 24-year-old sweeper for allegedly raping an 11-yearold orphan at a civic school near Grant Road.

 The victim, who studied at the school, told police that Subhash Koli, a Tardeo resident, had been sexually abusing her for two months. “The girl's parents, residents of Kerala, died sometime back and her aunt brought her to Mumbai for studies,“ said a police officer.

The girl two days back complained of pain in her private parts and stomach. The aunt approached the police when she narrated the trauma. “We filed an FIR soon after we recorded the girl's statement,“ the officer said. “We invoked the criminal intimidation charge as he threatened her,“ said a police officer.

The police said they sent the girl for a medical examination to JJ Hospital and a report is awaited. “The accused was produced before court and remanded to police custody . Koli, unmarried, is a sweeper at the school for eight years,“ the officer said.

“Koli told us during interrogation that he had not done anything to the girl. But when we asked him why a young girl would make such a serious allegation, he had no answer.Statements of some school staff and children will be recorded,“ the officer said. The accused has also been booked under sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO).

The Times of India, March 27, 2015

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