A 20-year-old man from Bandra (east) was detained on Friday in connection with the sexual assault of a minor girl. The youth, Brijesh Divakar alias Prince, who was a friend of the girl’s brother, allegedly coaxed the girl into accompanying him on a pilgrimage to Shirdi where he allegedly raped her in a hotel.
Soon after the girl was reported missing, her parents lodged a complaint at Nirmal Nagar police station. She returned home after three days when the family learnt about she had been.
A medical examination has confirmed sexual assault. The youth has been charged of kidnapping and rape.
The police said the girl is a student of class 8 and also lives in Bandra. She had met the boy at a resort in Virar on November 28.
“The girl is a minor and was missing for three days. So, we registered a complaint of kidnapping against unidentified persons,” said senior inspector Ashok Borse of Nirmal Nagar police station.
Borse said she was sent sent for a medical examination which suggested that she was sexually abused.