In a gruesome incident in Shahbad of Chittapur taluk, a four-year-old girl was raped, allegedly by a 16-year-old-boy on Saturday evening.

Reports reaching here on Sunday said that the boy, who worked in an ice-cream factory there, lured the girl to the factory by promising to give her ice-cream. The parents became aware of the incident when the child returned home crying, with bloodstains on her clothes. Based on a complaint filed by the girl’s parents, the boy was arrested on Saturday night. He feigned ignorance of the incident, and claimed that he had been framed. — Special Correspondent