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A 45-year-old constable from Utter Pradesh allegedly assaulted a 7-year-old girl in Greater Noida on Wednesday, reports said.
The accused abducted the girl and took her to his house in Greater Noida’s Surajpur locality where he assaulted her. Alarm was raised when the girl screamed for help.
He was thrashed by locals and the victims family members before handing him over to the police.
The man, identified as Subhash Singh, is a constable on deputation with sales tax department in Gautam Budh Nagar.
A video clip of a group of more than 100 people beating the accused has surfaced on social media ever since.
He has been booked under the stringent Protection of Children against Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, which carries a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison.
The child has been sent to the district hospital at Sector 30, Noida for medical test and reports are awaited.