Man held for sexually abusing minor boy in Mumbai

Mumbai: A 25-year-old man was arrested for allegedly sexually abusing an eight-year-boy at Dharavi in Central Mumbai, police said on Friday.

The incident took place on Thursday afternoon at Ganpatipada Chawl on M G Road, an official said.

The accused lured the victim to his house with the promise of giving him toys and sexually abused him, he said.

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The arrested accused also threatened the child of dire consequences if he told anyone about the incident, the official said.

A case under relevant sections of the IPC and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act has been registered against the accused, he said.

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