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Eight-year-old girl raped in Rajkot

Press Trust of India  |  Rajkot (Guj) 

An eight-year-old girl was kidnapped and raped by an unidentified person here late Friday night when she was sleeping in a public garden with her mother, the police said on Saturday.

The girl's mother works as a labourer.

The two were sleeping in a public garden in Thorala locality when an unidentified person took the child to a secluded area and raped her after threatening her with a knife, the police said.

"Her mother lodged FIR on Saturday morning," said an official of Thorala police station.

Rajkot police commissioner has announced a reward of Rs 50,000 for information about the culprit, the official said.

A case was been registered under IPC sections 363 (kidnapping), 376 (rape), 506 (criminal intimidation), and various sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, he added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, November 30 2019. 19:30 IST
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