Gujarat: Man held for raping 8-year-old girl at knifepoint

Rajkot: A man, an accused of kidnapping and raping an 8-year-old at knifepoint in Rajkot, has been arrested by the police.

The accused has been identified as Hardev, who resides in Rajkot and works as a labourer.

“We arrested the accused Hardev, last night. He used to live here and work as a labourer,” Rajkot Police Commissioner Manoj Aggarwal said here on Sunday.

The girl was kidnapped on Friday night while she was sleeping with her mother at a public park.

Next morning, she was recovered from the bushes with severe injuries on her body.

Later, doctors confirmed rape following the victim’s medical examination at a hospital where she was taken up by the police.

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A case of kidnapping, rape, criminal intimidation and various sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act was registered against the accused on the complaint of the victim’s mother.

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