A minor girl was allegedly raped by a VHP leader living in Fanwara locality near the victim’s house in Deesa, around 28 km from here, the police said.

The incident happened Sunday when the 14-year-old girl was alone at her home and the suspect Panchal (25) lured her, the police said. According to the complaint filed by the mother of the victim, the suspect took her to the bushes near a riverbed and raped her.

“He also threatened the girl not to tell anybody, or else he would kill her,” the police said. The police has arrested Panchal after registering offences under Section 363 (kidnapping) and 376 (rape) of the IPC against him.

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