Kolkata: Man held for ‘raping’ minor girl

The minor claimed the incident took place on June 15. (Representational Image)

Kolkata Police arrested one person on Tuesday for allegedly raping a minor girl inside the Fort William last week.

A case has been registered at Maidan police station under section 376(2)(f) (committing rape) of the IPC and also POCSO Act, said a police official. Police sources said a complaint had been filed by the victim s mother. It has been alleged in the complaint letter that the accused forcefully committed penetrative sexual assault on the minor. She claimed the incident took place on June 15.

A complaint was filed by the the victim s mother on the basis of which an FIR was lodged under the POCSO Act, read a statement by the Eastern Command spokesperson. The accused has been remanded in police custody till June 24.