Class 7 and 5 students rape four-year-old in Ludhiana, arrested
In a disturbing case, a four-year-old girl in Ludhiana was raped by her 13-year-old neighbor and his 12-year-old friend, students of Class 7 and 5. The girl's mother had left her alone at home on Thursday evening as she went to the market. The boys then called her to play with them and raped her. The mother returned to find her bleeding and crying.
Both boys have been nabbed, sent to juvenile home
HT reports the victim's family was a tenant in the Salem Tabri area. Her father works at a scrap godown. The accused is the son of another tenant in the same building. His friend was visiting him. Medical examination of the minor has confirmed rape. Both the boys have been arrested. A case has been lodged under relevant sections of the IPC and POCSO.
Ludhiana, the 'rape capital' of Punjab
NCRB data for 2014 gave Ludhiana the tag of Punjab's 'rape capital.' With 11 cases reported, it was also among the top 10 Indian cities with the highest number of rapes. It was second only to Delhi with 59 reported cases of attempt to rape.