Mapusa: An 18-year-old youth from Maharashtra has been arrested by the Mapusa police for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl from Mumbai in Mapusa in between November 2018 to April 2019. The girl was allegedly sold to the accused Parsha Kale and forced into child marriage.
According to Mapusa police, in the month of April, the girl, who was found at Mapusa bus stand, was rescued and sent to Apna Ghar and further to Chembur child home as she was a native of Mumbai.
Police informed that the girl during counseling session at Chembur informed an official that during her stay in Mapusa from November 2018 to April 2019, she was raped by Kale. The girl in her statement disclosed that she was allegedly sold by her maternal uncle to Kale who married her. Following the girl’s revelation, a Zero FIR was registered by Mumbai police and the same was forwarded to Mapusa police for further action.
A team of Mapusa police has arrested Kale from Osmanabad, Maharashtra and brought him to Goa.
Mapusa police have registered an offence under Section 376(2) (i) (N) read with 34 of Indian Penal Code, Section 8 of Goa Children’s Act, Section 6 of POCSO Act and Section 11 of Child Marriage Restraint Act against Kale and arrested him. Police have also booked the girl’s uncle. Mapusa police are investigating into the case.