8-year-old girl raped by man in UP

8-year-old girl raped by man in UP
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Mahrajganj, UP: An eight-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her neighbor in the Sonauli area here, police said on Tuesday.

The accused (55) on Monday lured the minor girl inside a madrasa on the pretext of giving her money and raped her there, they said.

The girl narrated the ordeal to her family when she reached home, following which they approached the police.

A case has been registered against the accused under sections 376 (rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, Circle Officer (Nautanwa) Anuj Kumar Singh said.

Police said the girl has been sent for medical examination.