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Mentally unsound girl raped, accused arrested

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Jammu, Mar 21: A mentally disturbed minor girl was allegedly raped by a youth in Akhnoor area here, police said today.

According to a complaint lodged by the girl’s father, she went outside the house for some work on Sunday.

There the girl was waylaid by Shallu Megh, a resident of Badgal village, who raped her and fled the scene, he said.

A case of rape was registered and special teams formed to nab the accused who was arrested within 24 hours of the incident, the official said.

The medical examination of the girl was conducted and its report was awaited, the official said.

The police said the girl was a minor but refused to reveal her age.

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