Man arrested for raping 17-year-old Dalit girl in UP

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Shahjahanpur (UP), Dec 27 (PTI) A 17-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly raped here by a 25-year-old man, who was nabbed hours later, police said on Sunday.

The accused hails from the girl's village, they said.

'On Saturday, a 17-year-old Dalit girl was raped in a sugarcane field by a 25-year-old man from her village under Jalalabad police station,' Superintendent of Police S Anand said.

The girl managed to escape and narrated her ordeal to her family members, who lodged a police complaint, he said.

The accused was arrested late on Saturday night, Anand said.

The girl has been sent for a medical examination, he said. PTI CORR NAV DIV DIV