Chandigarh : Class 8 student raped on her way back from Independence Day event

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Police have registered a case of rape after a girl alleged that she was sexually assaulted by a man while returning home after attending the Independence Day function at her school in Chandigarh on Tuesday, officials said.

The incident happened at the children’s traffic park, located in the heart of the city, on Tuesday morning.

“The accused, aged around 40 years, forcibly took the 12-year-old girl to the park, sexually assaulted her and fled,” investigating officer in the case, sub-inspector Kuldeep, told PTI.

The victim, a student of Class 8 of a government school, was taken to a government hospital in Sector 16 for a medical examination, the officer said, adding a case had been registered.

When contacted, Chandigarh senior superintendent of police (SSP) Eish Singhal said further probe was underway.

“We have registered an FIR, the suspect has been rounded up and investigation is underway. The girl is in a stable condition,” said Singhal.

Tuesday’s incident comes barely over a week after the 29- year-old daughter of a senior IAS officer was stalked by the son of Haryana BJP chief and his friend.

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