Youth booked for rape in UP

Ballia (UP): A youth here has been booked for allegedly raping a minor girl in Gadwar area of the district on the pretext of marrying her.

A relative of the 15-year-old had lodged a complaint alleging that the girl was sexually exploited by the youth, who had promised to marry her but later refused, police said.

A case of rape was lodged against the accused yesterday for entering into a physical relationship with a minor girl, they said.