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.
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.