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Four-year-old Dalit girl raped in Karad

A four-year-old Dalit girl was raped by a 17-year-old Maratha boy in Karad's Kathavli village on Friday, police said on Saturday.

The girl, admitted to the Satara civil hospital, is out of danger. The boy was sent to the remand home in Satara to be kept under observation, police inspector Barkhat Mujawar said. This is the second incident of atrocity on a Dalit in Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan's hometown Karad in under a month.

Earlier this month, a Dalit woman Rekha Chavan was beaten up and paraded in Mulgaon village in Karad, as her son had allegedly eloped with a Maratha girl.

In the Kathavli incident, police arrested the boy late on Friday evening. He has been booked under Section 375 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code, as also the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, (1989). He was produced in court on Saturday.

Mr. Mujawar said the parents claimed that the boy, a ninth standard student, was “mentally unstable” and undergoing treatment since the age of 10. “Two doctors have been appointed at the remand home to attend to him,” he said.

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