A seven-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped and raped while returning from school in Haryana's Rewari district on Monday. Police say a 38-year-old man dragged the girl to nearby fields and raped her.
The girl, on reaching home, narrated the incident to her mother, a migrant labourer, who then informed the police.
The accused has been arrested.
"After we received the rape complaint, we got the minor girl admitted to a trauma centre. The accused was identified and arrested. A case has been registered under relevant sections," Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Satpal Kumar told news agency ANI.
Rakesh Bhargav, member of Child Welfare Committee, said that the girl and her parents were in trauma. "We spoke to them for about three hours. Their trauma subsided due to counseling," he said.
"The girl told us that a man used to often come and touch her. But on that day, when she was returning from school, he took her away to the fields and raped her," Mr Bhargav added.
The incident comes over a month after a 19-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped, drugged and gang-raped while she was on her way to a coaching centre in the same district.