Man arrested for raping 10-yr-old girl

A 58-year-old man was arrested and sent to judicial custody for reportedly raping a 10-year-old girl.

Rajagopala Nagar police said the accused Premkumar, a resident of Lavakusha Nagar in Laggere was living with his wife and two children and the victim staying with her parents in Chikkasandra.

According to the police, the accused had lent money to the victim's father. A week ago, he went to the girl's house to get the money back.

When he noticed that her parents had gone out for work, he took the victim to his house on the pretext of buying her a chocolate and sexually assaulted her.

He then threatened her not to reveal the incident to her parents, the police said.

Later when the victim was down with fever, her parents took her to a hospital and doctors informed them that the girl was sexually assaulted. When the parents asked the girl, she told them about the incident, the police added.

The police registered cases under POCSO Act based the complaint by girl's parents and arrested the accused.

After the accused was produced before the court, he was sent to judicial custody.

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