Just a month after the brutal gangrape of 19-year-old board topper sparked outrage, a 7-year-old was allegedly raped in Rewari, Haryana.
The victim was returning home from her school when she was raped by a 35-year-old, identified as Raju.
The incident took place on Tuesday, and the accused has been arrested, police said on Wednesday.
The victim, the daughter of a migrant laborer, was lured with sweets by the accused, taken to a secluded field, and raped.
The accused fled the scene and the victim somehow managed to reach her home.
She was bleeding profusely and her parents took her to a nearby hospital. She has suffered injuries in her private parts.
The victim's mother said on seeing her daughter she immediately recognized what happened.
"I could never have imagined a neighbor would do such a thing. The doctors say she's traumatized. I want the accused to be punished severely," she said.
Representatives of Child Welfare Committee met the victim and her family. Meanwhile, police registered a case of rape.
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