A man was arrested for allegedly raping a minor girl inside Indian Army's Eastern Command headquarter in Kolkata's Fort William, police said on Wednesday, June 19.
The victim, an 11-year-old, was allegedly assaulted on June 16, when she was alone at her residence. The complaint was lodged by her mother, following which the accused was arrested and a court remanded him to police custody till June 24.
A case was registered against the accused in the Maidan police station under the penal provision for rape with a minor. Section 6 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (Pocso) that deals with aggravated sexual assault was also slapped against the accused.
The victim has now been kept in a welfare home and her statement will also be recorded.
"The accused is a civilian-related to a civil employee working in Fort William. The accused stays outside Fort William and was visiting the house of the civil employee which is inside (Fort William)," said a spokesperson of the Eastern Command.
Police said that the accused was staying with his sister, who lives near the victim's house.