Vijayawada: A 14-year-old girl was kidnapped and raped by a rowdy-sheeter under Governorpet police station limits here on December 15. However, the heinous crime came to light on Thursday, after the police identified and arrested the accused.

The arrested has been identified as Varun Kumar alias Chennaraju (21), who was also involved in over ten cases in various police stations limits in the city. The police said that on Sunday, they received a complaint from the parents of the girl citing that their girl was raped by a person.

They alleged that that the accused has been after their daughter under the pretext of love and marriage.

Based on the complaint, the police registered a case and investigated. During investigation, they identified the accused as one, against whom several cases were earlier booked violence and other charges. They also opened a rowdy-sheet against Varun at Machavaram police station.

The investigation revealed that on December 15, Varun had lured the girl and took her to an isolated place where he raped her. Later, the girl confessed about the entire issue to her parents, who approached the police.

The police nabbed the accused in his home under Section 376 of IPC and relevant sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012.

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