Balaghat (MP): A teenage girl was allegedly raped by a Sarpanch of Mehkepar village in the district, police said on Tuesday.

The Sarpanch identified as Prakash Sonvane was booked on Tuesday after the 19-year-old filed a complaint in Tirodi police station on Monday, Sub Divisional Officer of Police (SDOP) SPS Dabar told reporters in Balaghat.

According to police, Sonavane allegedly sexually assaulted the girl with the help of his associates Sunil Nakode and Sheela Vatkar a few days back.

No arrests have been made so far, police said. Local MLA Visheshwar Bhagat on Tuesday gheraoed the police station demanding immediate arrest of the accused.


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