Police have arrested a 76-year-old man on charges of raping a nine-year-old girl in Tripura’s South district. The elderly man was arrested based on a complaint filed by the mother of the minor girl.
Police said that the accused has been booked under Section 376 (AB) of the IPC and Section 6 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
According to the complaint, the accused lured the minor to his house while other family members were away and raped her.
It said the girl was about to step outside to look for her mother when the elderly called over to his place.
The complaint said that the two houses are within 50 metres of each other.
In 2010, Tripura topped a National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report, accounting for 46.5% of crimes against women recorded that year.
However, the figure saw a significant drop seven years later, with Tripura ranking 14th among all states on that count in 2017.