Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Pratibha Pandey
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Pratibha Pandey

Chhattisgarh: Two boys rape minor girl on pretext of COVID-19 cure, one held

ANI | Updated: Jul 03, 2020 23:34 IST

Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi (Chhattisgarh) [India], July 3 (ANI): A minor boy has been arrested and the search for another is underway for allegedly raping a minor girl here in a village under Marwahi police station area, police said on Friday.
Pratibha Pandey, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), said that the minor boys told the victim girl that she was COVID-19 positive and took her away from her home on the pretext of getting medicines from a nearby hospital.
"The case came to light after the younger brother of victim girl informed his parents that boys from the locality have taken away his sister to the hospital to get medicines to cure COVID-19. After reaching home, the girl informed the family that both the boys had raped her," Pandey said.
"We have registered a case against both the boys after receiving complaints from the mother of the victim. We have registered a case under the POCSO Act and others," she added.
Search for another minor accused is underway, she said. (ANI)

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