Ballia: A 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped on the pretext of marriage by a man whom she befriended on Facebook, police said on Thursday.
The girl, a resident of Dokati Police Station area here, became friends with the 31-year-old accused belonging to Hardoi district through Facebook.
On August 25, she went to Hardoi to meet the man who allegedly raped her, according to police.
Dokati Police Station in-charge Manoj Singh said on the complaint of the girl’s mother, a case was registered after her daughter went missing.
On Thursday, police detained the girl along with the accused from the Bairia bus stand here, he said.
Based on the statement of the teenager, the charges of rape and relevant sections of the POCSO Act were added in the case, he added.