In yet another crime on women and children reported everyday, a teenage girl was rescued from her 32-year-old uncle  from Maharashtra’s Jalna ,who allegedly confined her for 24 days and repeatedly raped her.

“The 17-year-old girl had gone missing on January 14 and a probe zeroed in on a village in Mehkar tehsil in neighbouring Buldhana district where she was kept,” Inspector Shyamsunder Kauthale of Chandanzira police station was quoted by news agency PTI as saying.

“The accused had escaped from the spot along with the girl by the time police arrived. He frequently changed his place of stay to avoid arrest. On February 8, we nabbed the accused from a bus stop in Aurangabad and managed to rescue the girl,” he said.

The girl reported to the police that her uncle repeatedly raped her after confining her to a room and keeping it locked whenever he went out somewhere.

(With PTI inputs)