Hyderabad:A 19-year-old student was today arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor girl at his house in Meerpet area here, police said.

On May 11, the accused, who is the 8-year-old victim's neighbour, had asked her to bring cold water from her house.

When she went to his house, the accused allegedly sexually assaulted the girl, they said.

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As the girl did not return, her aunt went to the house of the accused, where the minor narrated the incident, a police official said.

Following a complaint, acase under relevant IPC sections and others besides under provisions of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act was registered.

The boy was today arrested from here, police added. PTI