A 17-year-old girl from Thane was raped by a 21-year-old Pune man she befriended on a social networking website. According to police, the man, who promised to marry her, also forced her to undergo an abortion after she became pregnant.
An officer from the Bharati Vidyapeeth police station told that the suspect, a resident of Dhayari, works with a private firm after completing his graduation. He met the girl on a social networking site in January this year. “The girl accepted his friendship request on the site and they would often chat online. In one of these chats, he promised to marry her and asked her to come to Pune to meet him,” the police officer said.
According to reports, the man allegedly raped the minor victim at a lodge in Katraj. He then forced her to undergo an abortion after she told him she was pregnant.
He then started avoiding the girl, police said adding that the girl then visited Pune and approached his parents and other relatives. “However, they too ignored her. officer said.
A 21-year-old man from Dhayari, Pune, has been booked under section 376 (rape) of the IPC and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act after a 17-year-old girl registered a complaint against him on 25 October.
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