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A police official told news agency PTI that the accused Subash Dubey is unemployed and lived with, the victim’s family at Turbhe Pada. Also Read - Hyderabad Veterinarian Rape & Murder Case: AIIMS Forensic Team Hands Over Bodies of Four Accused to Families After Second Autopsy

During the absence of the victim’s family, Dubey would sexually abuse the minor. However, when the girl couldn’t bear it anymore, she informed her mother about it.

A police complaint was lodged late on Thursday night, following which the accused was arrested.

The accused has been charged with section 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

An investigation into the matter will be launched after the victim’s medical examination.