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UP: 6-yr-old abducted, raped in Hapur, critical; search on for culprit

Catch News 2020-08-10 00:00:00

A 6-year-old girl, who was allegedly abducted and raped from a village of Garh area in Uttar Pradesh’s Hapur on Thursday, the victim is in serious condition, police stated. A search operation has been initiated to nab the culprit.

The girl was abducted from outside her house by a masked man who was riding a moter cycle. After being informed about the crime by the children who were playing with the victim, the girl’s family searched for her and failing to trace her, they filed a case of kidnapping against unknown person in Garh police station.

While a search operation initiated by police teams failed to trace her, some villagers later spotted an unconscious girl on Mela road and informed the police. The girl was rushed to the community health centre and later referred to the medical college hospital in Meerut.

Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Hapur, Sarvesh Kumar Mishra stated that initial investigation indicated that the girl was raped. He added that the sketch of the suspected criminal has been released and various police teams assigned the task of tracing and arresting the accused.

The Garh case is the third incident of rape of minors in the last 10 days in the region. Earlier, a nine-year-old girl was raped and murdered in a village of Mansoorpur area of Muzaffarnagar and her neighbour was arrested for committing the crime.

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