Thane, Apr 9 UNI | 4 months ago

In two different incidences on the occasion of Ram Navami, two minor were allegedly raped in Thane district, police said today.

Reports reaching the district headquarters said today in the first incident, a 14-year-old girl was wooed by giving her 'toddy' and later dragged to the nearby farm where she was raped.

The police said the incident took place at about 2000 hrs yesterday and the police have launched a manhunt for the accused. The police identified the accused as Kamlakar Halya Jadhav, 30.

In another incident, a 4-year-old girl was playing outside her house in the Parshan Kata locality of Boisar when a man spotted her and wooed her on the pretext of giving her chocolate.

He then took her to his room where no one was present and raped her, the police said.

In this connection, the police have registered an offence under section 376 of the IPC and arrested the accused Sohanlal Gauram, aged 21.

(Posted on 09-04-2014)