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Kolkata: Police in Kolkata have arrested a man for allegedly raping his teenage niece. This after the girl’s parents caught him while he was sexually abusing her yesterday night.

The parents, in an FIR to police, have alleged that it was not only yesterday that the uncle exploited her. He has been luring her to his house located in the same locality at Kasba area for the last few months and forcing her into a physical relationship.

Police have identified the arrested uncle as Krishna Pramanik, in his 30’s. He has been booked for child abuse under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POSCO). On being produced at Alipore court in the city today, he was remanded into police custody till 24 September.

Although Pramanik was having a sexual relationship with his niece, who studying higher secondary, for a while, he got caught last night by chance.

The abused girl had gone on an outing with her school friend on the occasion of Vishwakarma Puja. In the middle of the outing, Pramanik took her away leaving her friends behind.

As she did not return home till late in the evening, the girl’s parents called up her friends. They were told that she left with her uncle hours ago. This made the parents suspicious and came looking for her in the house of Pramanik.

The parents lodged a complaint at Garfa police station in the night itself. Police acted promptly and arrested Pramanik. The girl was subjected to a medical examination.

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