A 20-year-old man allegedly raped an eight-year-old girl in a village in the Azamgarh district of Uttar Pradesh, police said on Wednesday.
The defendant, a neighbor, took the girl to his home in Jiyanpur area, telling her mother he was taking her to take a bath, police said, citing the complaint filed by the girl’s mother.
The accused also stripped the girl’s clothes from her mother, police said.
When the child returned from the neighbor’s house, she was in pain and bleeding, police added.
The girl was rushed to a hospital where her condition is serious, they said.
Azamgarh Police Superintendent Sudhir Kumar Singh said the accused, identified as Danish, had been arrested.
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