A four-year-old tribal girl was allegedly raped by an unidentified person in Sidgora locality in Jamshedpur, police said on Saturday.
The accused had picked up the girl from her thatched house when her parents were reportedly sleeping in an inebriated state after returning from Tusu mela last night, a police official said. The girl was taken to an isolated place where the culprit is suspected to have committed the crime, said Deputy Superintendent of Police, K N Mishra.
Locals spotted the girl crying near a bush this morning and informed the police, Mishra said, adding that he himself rushed to the spot along with the other policemen and took the girl to M G M Hospital, where doctors referred her to Tata Main Hospital for better treatment.
The parents were unaware of the incident till residents informed them today, he said. Mishra said police has registered a case in this connection and has launched a manhunt to apprehend the culprit.