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Mumbai: Man Rapes 14-Year-Old Cousin, Impregnates Her; Booked

An official of the police said on Sunday that a man has been charged with rape after allegedly raping his cousin, a 14-year-old.

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A man has been booked for allegedly raping his 14-year-old cousin several times, the crime coming to light after the minor girl got pregnant, a police official said on Sunday.

After sonography confirmed she was five months pregnant, her kin approached Vakola police station in Mumbai's Santacruz area on Saturday, he said.

"She has told us her 34-year-old cousin raped her for the first time in Karjat in Raigad district. He also raped her several times after that," he said.

"We have registered a case of rape under the Indian Penal Code and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act provisions and transferred the case to Neral police station, which has jurisdiction over Karjat. The accused is at large and efforts are on to nab him," he added. 

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