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A head constable from Hyderabad's Kamatipura police station was held on Thursday night for allegedly raping an underage girl.

According to reports, Mahboob (43), is married and has four children. However, his wife is suffering from a prolonged illness. Mahboob is said to have allegedly convinced the minor girl to get into a relationship with him.

"The 15-year-old had been living with her grandmother after her parent's death. As she used to live near the head constable's house, they used to meet often," said Inspector S Sudhakar, Kamatipura police station.

When the victim's elder sister got to know about the abuse, she approached the police.

"A case has been registered under section 363 of the IPC, which deals with kidnapping. The girl was sent for a medical test. Once we receive the results, we will charge him under other sections," Sudhakar added.

The police are expecting the medical report by Friday evening.

An investigation is ongoing, and South Zone Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), V Satyanarayana, has taken a note of the incident.

Target Communities : women, law enforcement

Why it is important: Rape continues to plague India

What is the end objective of the news?: To demand immediate action against such acts

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