Man arrested for raping one-and-half-yr-old infant in UP
Man arrested for raping one-and-half-yr-old infant in UP

KUSHINAGAR : In a shocking incident, a 22-year-old man has been detained for allegedly raping a one-and-half-year-old infant girl in his locality in Uttar Pradesh's Kushinagar district, UP police said in a statement.

As per  to police statement, Ravi Rai, a resident of the Vishnupura area, of Kushinagar district used to often play with the girl. He  came to the child's house and took her away to buy chocolates.

When Rai did not return even after 2 hours, the girl's family members went to his house and sought  about their daughter, but was unable to find her there. Subsequently, the girl's family members informed the police. During police interrogation, the culprit admitted raping the girl who was then recovered from a farm.

Additional Superintendent of Police, Ritesh Kumar Singh, said, "The police have arrested the accused and the baby girl is undergoing treatment at a hospital."

On the written complaint of the girl's family members, police have registered a case against the man under the Indian Penal Code and POSCO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act.

Crime Data as per the NCRB: As per the National Crime Records Bureau Rajasthan reports most rape cases. Rajasthan has reported the highest number of rape cases in 2020 and 2021/22.  The state is followed by Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Assam. It also tops in cases of violence against women in the last three years. The data suggests Rajasthan reported 6,337 in 2021 and 5,310 cases in 2020. MP reported 2,339 and 2,947 cases in 2020 and 2021 respectively.

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