Udaipur : A 10-year-old girl was raped in Geengla village under Salumber police station on Wednesday afternoon. The girl had taken the cattles for grazing in the fields where a youth who claimed to an acquaintance of her father, befriended her and took her into the interior jungle and raped her.The girl was admitted in MB hospital in Udaipur in a critical condition while police has launched a search to nab the culprit. The child’s health condition has improved now, police said.
According to sources, villagers are infuriated as this is first incidence of rape with a small girl. The child had gone to the fields around 2 pm. The youth was masked befriended her. He took her inside the jungle on pretext of playing, the child told her family. When he started abusing her, she shouted for help and so the accused tied her mouth with a piece of cloth. He fled leaving the child in the jungle who managed to reach back home in a bad shape. She narrated the incident to her parents who rushed her to the community health centre which referred her to Salumber hospital. The child was later brought to Udaipur.
Meanwhile, police has launched a search operation to nab the accused on the basis of details given by the rape survivor. The dog squad visited the crime spot and police has collected evidences from the area. ” The child said she doesnt recognises the youth who is believed to be around 22 years. We have rounded up some of the suspects from the area who are being interrogated. Teams have been sent to look out for similar suspects” Shailendra Singh Chouhan, SHO Salumber informed.