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Youth held for raping toddler


Nagpur:  An 18-month-old girl was allegedly abducted and raped by a 19-year-old youth in Mouda, about 30 km near here, police said today.

The incident occurred on Friday when the toddler was playing in open while her parents, working as labourers at a nearby brick kiln, were away for work, they said.

According to information given by the police control room, Mithun Nishad, who also works at the brick kiln, allegedly kidnapped the toddler and sexually assaulted her before abandoning her in nearby forest.

She was found last morning and rushed to Government Medical College Hospital for treatment.

Nishad was arrested and booked under relevant sections of IPC and under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012.

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