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In this file photo taken on April 12, 2018 Indian activists and students hold placards and shout slogans during a protest against rape of children in India Image Credit: AFP

New Delhi: A Delhi Police constable has been arrested under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act for allegedly raping a minor girl.

Police said that the incident happened on Thursday following which the victim's family approached the New Usmanpur Police Station here.

The girl's family members, along with the local residents had gathered outside the police station and surrounded it to press for the accused constable's arrest.

Senior police officers have taken steps to dismiss the constable from service.

The police, however, did not provide any additional information related to the case.