An eight-year-old girl was raped allegedly by her uncle at a village near here on Sunday.

This comes close on the heels of a similar incident reported from Amminabhavi village barely a week ago, following which a rally was held here seeking justice for the victim.

The police said Shivappa Basappa Kallur (35) had been taken into custody, based on the complaint filed by the victim’s father. He was being questioned and was yet to be produced in the court.

The girl was playing near their house when Shivappa lured her with sweets and took her to a farm on the outskirts of the village around 12.30 p.m. He was reportedly in an inebriated condition and he sexually assaulted the girl. The girl suffered injuries on her face, neck and chest returned home bleeding and told her parents that her uncle had assaulted her. The shocked parents approached the Dharwad Rural police station with a complaint and the girl was taken to the district civil hospital for treatment.

  • Second such incident in the district in a week

  • The accused was allegdly in an inebriated condition