Man booked for raping minor girl in Coimbatore | Coimbatore News – Times of India


COIMBATORE: The Mettupalayam police have booked a 23-year-old man for raping a minor girl.
The 16-year-old girl, a resident of Mettupalayam town, had left her house on July 6 on the mother’s scooter after telling her mother that she was going to her school to collect books.
When she failed to return home, her parents launched a search and lodged a complaint with the Mettupalayam police on July 8.
Police registered a missing case. “Preliminary inquiry revealed that the girl had befriended S Guna of Palavanijipalalayam in Tirupur on Instagram. He promised to marry her and eloped with her. He raped the girl several times. A police team rescued her from Tirupur on Saturday,” a police officer said.
Police have registered cases against Guna under Section 366 (kidnapping, abducting or inducing woman to compel her marriage etc.,) of the Indian Penal Code and section 5 (l) (aggravated penetrative sexual assault) and 6 (punishment for aggravated penetrative sexual assault) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012.
(The victim’s identity has not been revealed to protect her privacy as per Supreme court directives on cases related to sexual assault)

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