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Policeman booked in rape of minor

Katihar: An FIR was registered against a policeman today for allegedly raping a minor girl in Bihar’s Katihar district.

The alleged rape took place yesterday at Balrampur village the district and the policeman is absconding, Katihar additional superintendent of police Vishal Sharma said.

The policeman is posted in Patna at present and was in the village on vacation.

The FIR under POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act was registered on the basis of statements by the victim and her mother, Amdabad police station officer-in-charge Ajit Kumar said.

The complainant said she was duped by a woman of the village to go to the house of the policeman, who she was told would help her prepare better for coming matriculation examination.

The woman then left the house talking over her mobile phone and the minor girl was then allegedly raped by the policeman.

The policeman in a bid to silence the girl promised to marry her. But she narrated her woes to mother following which the family with the help of villagers lodged the complain at the police station.