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Man rapes 12-year-old daughter in Pratapgarh

Pratapgarh: A 12-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her father in a village under Kandhai Police Station area here, a senior officer said.

Acting on the complaint of the daughter, police lodged a complaint under relevant sections including the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and the father has been arrested, Superintendent of Police Anurag Arya said.

The girl has been sent for medical examination and investigations are on, the SP added.

In another incident, a seven-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped, raped and murdered at a village in Sant Kabir Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh, police said on Saturday.

The body of the girl, who had gone missing on November 4 from her agriculture field, was recovered on Saturday, police said.

SP Brijesh Singh said the body was sent for a post-mortem, which confirmed rape.

The SP said police are investigating the matter and the culprits will be arrested soon.

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