Muzaffarnagar (UP): A man was arrested for allegedly raping a 16-year-old minor girl here in a village under the Budhana area here, Uttar Pradesh police said on Friday.

Station House Officer Rajiv Kumar said a case was registered against one Gulab Singh on Thursday and he has been arrested. A medical examination of the minor girl has confirmed rape, the police said.

The minor was produced before a magistrate and her statement recorded under Section 164 of CrPC.

In their complaint to the police, the minor girl’s family alleged that accused Gulab Singh had promised to marry the minor girl and had established physical relations with her.

He later refused to marry the minor girl and allegedly threatened her of dire consequences if she disclosed the matter to anyone, police said.

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