Armyman booked for rape

Hyderabad: An armyman was on Friday booked for allegedly raping a minor girl in neighbouring Ranga Reddy district, police said.

The accused, identified as Naresh, is a resident of Kulakcharla village.

He had come on a vacation to the village last year when he allegedly raped the girl, who is now seven-month pregnant, they said, quoting from a complaint lodged by the victim's parents.

The girl is said to be mentally-ill.

The victim's parents, who stay in Hyderabad, had left her with her grandmother, who resides in Kulakcharla. They came to know about the matter three days ago on returning to the village, and lodged a police complaint.

A senior police officer said investigations were on to gather details of the accused.