An eight-year-old girl has been allegedly kidnapped and raped by an unidentified person in Rajkot 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 the 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 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 was been registered under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code for kidnapping, rape, criminal intimidation and various sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, he added.