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Aug 17, 2013 at 07:22pm IST

West Bengal: Man allegedly rapes 6-year-old in Howrah; arrested

Howrah: A 38-year-old man, who allegedly raped a six-year-old girl of Nischinda area of Howrah has been arrested on Saturday, police sources said.

Arun Agarwal had allegedly raped the minor on August 5 and had threatened her that if she told about the incident to any one then he would kill her and her family members, they said. Fearing this the girl had not disclosed anything to her family.

On Friday the girl fell ill and was rushed to the hospital where she disclosed the matter, they said. The girl's family members then lodged a police complaint against Agarwal with the Nischinda police station under Howrah Police Commissionerate on Friday.

WB: Man allegedly rapes 6-year-old in Howrah; arrested

Howrah: Man rapes 6 year old girl, arrested

The police on Saturday arrested Agarwal based on the complaint, the sources said, adding further investigations were on.