Ramban, Apr 5 (PTI) A minor boy has been apprehended for allegedly raping a six-year-old girl in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said today.

The boy has been charged under Ranbir Penal Code (RPC) Section 376 and sent to a juvenile home in R S Pura on court orders, Deputy Superintendent of Police (Headquarters) Tousief Rishi said.

Rishi said the boy was apprehended following a complaint by the girl’s father. The father alleged that the boy raped her on Wednesday, when she was playing in the neighbourhood.

An investigation was underway, Rishi added.

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