Minor girl raped by neighbour in UP

Minor girl raped by neighbour in UP
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Ballia (UP): A seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her 16-year-old neighbour in Ballia district of Uttar Pradesh, police said on Thursday.

The accused has been apprehended and investigation is on, the police said.

According to a complaint filed by the girl's family, the alleged rape took place on Monday in a village in the Bhimpura police station area of the district.

The girl told her family about it on Wednesday after she fell ill and had to be taken to a doctor.

Her family then reported the matter to the police.

An FIR was lodged at the Bhimpura police station on Wednesday night and the victim has been sent to the district hospital for medical examination, Superintendent of Police R K Nayyar said.

The accused has been taken into custody, he added.