Bareilly: An 11-year-old girl who accidentally got separated from her family at Bareilly railway junction was raped allegedly by a 22-year-old vendor at the washing line of the station on Sunday morning. Upon hearing the girl’s screams, railway staff nabbed the accused and hand him over to the Government Railway Police (GRP) police. An FIR has been lodged in this case. Police are searching for the girl’s parents.
According to the police, girl hails from Bihar. She was in a state of shock and could not speak. She has been sent for a medical examination.
Giving details, Government Railway Police (GRP), station house officer (SHO), Vijay Kumar, said, “The accused, identified as Nagnath Sitaram Talawade, is a native of Latur district of Maharashtra. For the past few years, he has been working as a vendor at Bareilly junction. On Sunday morning, when he saw the girl roaming about alone in the station, he befriended her, lured her to the washing line and raped her in a coach of the Bareilly-Sitapur-Rewari passenger train standing there. When she screamed for help, some washing line staff passing by came to her aid and caught the accused.”
“An FIR has been lodged against the accused under IPC sections 376 (rape) and 363 (punishment for kidnapping) and provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act,” Kumar added.