A seven-year-old girl was abducted from outside her school and raped, assaulted by the unidentified person before being abandoned at a secluded place in Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh.
The girl, a class 2 student, had gone missing on Tuesday. When her grandfather went to pick her up, he was told that an “uncle” had already taken her home.
The family panicked and looked around for her. They approached the police in the evening and filed a complaint. The morning after, their search took them to a forest around 700 metres from the school. She was found unconscious.
Her school bag, water bottle and lunchbox were lying nearby. The police also found an empty beer bottle at the spot.
The girl was rushed to a hospital in Mandsaur, about 350 km from Bhopal, and from there sent to Indore for further treatment. Her medical report has confirmed rape and the use of sharp-edged weapons. Doctors say she has lost a lot of blood.
After scanning through footage from security cameras near the school, the police zeroed in on a man seen walking away with the child. The girl can be seen following the man, identified as Irfan, in the video.
Irfan was arrested yesterday. His blood-stained clothes have been found, said Manoj Singh, Mandsaur Superintendent of Police.
“The girl was found near Lakshman Darwaza on Wednesday morning around 10:00 am. The girl was found with injuries all over her body. She was raped. We rushed her to a nearby hospital, but she was later referred to Indore for further treatment,” said Manoj Singh, Superintendent of Police, Mandsaur.