The police arrested a 19-year-old boy on Thursday on the charge of raping a minor girl near Namakkal Town on Monday night.

A case was registered on Wednesday based on a complaint from the 15-year-old victim’s mother. P. Manikandan, a labourer of Venus Colony here, was booked under sections 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code and section 3 read with 4 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012.

He was produced before the Namakkal Judicial Magistrate-I.

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