The Hush Post| 8:19 pm|one-minute-read|
An eight-year-old girl was abducted and then raped at knifepoint in Rajkot, Gujarat, on Friday night. She was sleeping with her mother at a public park. The girl’s mother said someone took her daughter to a secluded place, raped her and dumped her in the bushes.
When the girl was recovered, she was severely injured. Following her medical examinations, doctors confirmed rape. The girl was also beaten up by the accused.
Meanwhile, police have collected some clues about the accused after screening CCTV footage.
Police said 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.
“Her mother lodged an 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 of kidnapping, rape, criminal intimidation and various sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act has been registered against the accused.