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Kolkata: The head of a de-addiction and rehabilitation centre in Kolkata has been arrested on charges of raping an inmate girl.

The private de-addiction centre is located at Muchipara locality under Behala police station area. The parents of a teenage girl hailing from Bata in South 24-Parganas had admitted her to the centre over her alleged hyper sexual urge.

But on the pretext of treating her, the head of the centre allegedly raped her for the past three months. He also barred the parents from meeting the teenage girl claiming that it will affect her treatment.

With no other way out, her parents last night approached the people of the locality where the centre is located. At their advice, they then lodged an FIR at Behala police station.

Acting on the FIR, police arrested the centre’s head, Sanjay Pal, in the night itself. He has been booked for illegal confinement and sexual abuse a minor under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) 2012.