Man arrested for raping minor girl on Holi in UP's Aligarh

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Aligarh (UP), Apr 3 (PTI) A man was arrested on Saturday for allegedly raping a minor Dalit girl inside a factory in a village here on Holi, police said.

The minor girl's father works as a labourer at a brick kiln owned by a relative of the accused, they said.

Narrating the incident, a senior police officer said the accused allegedly lured the girl into an office on the factory premises on the day of Holi and raped her.

When her father found out about it and confronted the owners of the brick kiln, they allegedly assaulted him and threatened him against going to the police, the officer said.

The girl's father managed to contact a labour leader, who then filed an online complaint two days ago.

Responding to the complaint, a police team booked the accused, who is from Mathura, and launched a hunt to nab him on Friday.

Senior Superintendent of Police Kalanidhi Naithani said the police successfully traced his whereabouts and arrested him on Saturday. PTI Corr NAV IJT