A 70-year-old scrap seller was arrested on Saturday for allegedly raping two women, aged between seven and eight years, inside his store at a crowded market in Meerut district on Friday night.
Police mentioned an FIR has been registered in opposition to the accused.
According to police, the aged man had lured the 2 women into his store the place he raped them one after the other. Later, a crowd gathered in entrance of his store after listening to the cries of the minors. One of the victims additionally managed to expire of the store and narrated the incident to the gang. People tried to catch the accused, however he managed to flee, they added.
Following the incident, police had taken the relations of the accused into custody to mount strain on him. Later, they tracked him down and arrested him, mentioned police.
“We have lodged an FIR under IPC section 376 (rape) and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The accused was arrested in the morning today and has been sent to jail,” mentioned the world police station in cost.