17-Year-Old Girl Raped For Over A Year By Neighbour In UP's Ballia: Cops

A case has been registered against the 20-year-old accused on the basis of a complaint filed by the girl's mother, they said.

17-Year-Old Girl Raped For Over A Year By Neighbour In UP's Ballia: Cops

The girl has been sent for medical examination, police said. (Representational)

Ballia:

A 17-year-old girl was allegedly raped multiple times by her neighbour in a village here over the past one-and-a-half year, police said on Sunday.

A case has been registered against the 20-year-old accused on the basis of a complaint filed by the girl's mother, they said.

"Mother of the Dalit girl on Saturday lodged a complaint with the police that for the past one-and-a-half year her 20-year-old neighbour was raping her 17-year-old daughter," SHO of Revti police station Rajiv Singh said.

"On the basis of the complaint, a case has been registered against the 20-year-old man under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act," he said.

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The girl has been sent for medical examination, SHO Singh said.

Efforts are being made to arrest the accused, he said.