New Delhi, Apr 20: A 13-year-old boy on Thursday allegedly raped a nine-year-old girl at his home in Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh. The boy had reportedly lured the girl with a silver ring. The police said that the incident took place two days ago when the victim was alone at her home. The boy has been held.

The suspect, who is reportedly a neighbour of the victim, threatened the girl with dire consequences if she dares to mention the incident to anyone. The girl on Thursday told her mother about the incident who then registered a complaint against the boy.

The boy was nabbed soon after the mother of the victim lodged a complaint against the suspect. He lives with his parents in the Kashiram colony in Mainpuri.

A case has been registered under sections 376 (rape) of IPC and 3/4 POCSO Act and the boy will be produced before a juvenile justice board.

The incident has come a few days after a six-year-old girl was allegedly raped in Siddharthnagar in Uttar Pradesh late on Wednesday night by a man who is from the same village. The crime took place in the Chilhiya Police Station limits when the little girl went out to see a ‘baaraat’ procession reportedly.