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Bus driver held for raping minor

Ponda: Police arrested a 34-year-old bus driver for raping a 17-year old girl from Borim on Friday. The accused is identified as Subhash Amonkar, resident of Betalbatim Salcete who allegedly kidnapped the minor girl from Borim, took her to Belgaum and then raped her leading to her pregnancy. Police managed to rescue the minor girl and has been sent home with her father.

According to police the girl used to be a passenger of the bus from where both came in contact some years back. The driver hatched a conspiracy and kidnapped the minor girl on the pretext of marriage. The incident had occurred in May 2018 and the father of the girl had filed a police complaint soon after. But for the last one year the police failed to trace the girl. The father managed to trace the girl in Belgaum and informed the police. An offense has been registered on the accused Amonkar under Section 363, 376 of IPC, Section 8 of Goa Children’s Act and Section 4 and 8 of POCSO Act of 2012.

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