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21-year-old man held for allegedly raping minor in Mumbai

Monday, 28 April 2014 - 7:27am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna

The Gamdevi police on Saturday arrested a 21-year-old man for allegedly eloping with a 17-year-old girl and establishing physical relationship with her.

The man has been identified as Imran Aslam Khan, a resident of Sai Baba Nagar at Saat Rasta. 

According to the police, as per the girl's mother, her daughter, had left home on April 10 for college. Since she did not return home till late evening, her mother made inquiries with her daughter's friends and relatives.

"Next day, when the girl's mother made inquiries with two of her daughter's friends, they told her that she was in love with Khan and that they used to meet regularly and had plans to get married," said an officer from the Gamdevi police station.

He added that the mother found out that Khan too was missing from April 10. "On receipt of specific information Khan was arrested while the minor girl was rescued. The medical examination of the girl established that there was physical relationship between the two," said the officer.

Khan has been arrested under sections 363 (kidnapping), 366 (kidnapping, abducting or inducing woman to compel her for marriage) and 376 (rape) and relevant sections of Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

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