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8-year-old girl raped by relative's driver in UP

The India Print 2020-02-02 20:31:24

BARABANKI: A 26-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping an eight-year-old girl in Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh , police said on Sunday.

The accused was the driving force of a relative of the girl's family. She has been admitted to the district hospital during a serious condition, they said.

"On Saturday evening, a relative of the minor girl had come to satisfy her family. The girl was playing behind her house when she was raped by the driving force , who was in an inebriated state," Superintendent of Police Arvind Chaturvedi said.

"The girl raised an alarm, and her relations saw that she was bleeding," he said.

"The accused tried to escape from the spot, but was caught and thrashed by the villagers," he added.

He was arrested and a case registered against him under the Indian legal code and therefore the Protection of youngsters from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, the officer said.

"The girl was rushed to the community health centre during a critical condition and was mentioned the district hospital for treatment," Chaturvedi said.