An eight-year-old girl was raped by her neighbour at Chhawla here on Thursday. The accused has been arrested.

The girl was playing with her friends when the 20-year-old accused, who is hearing and speech impaired, took her to an isolated place and forced himself on her. A passer-by came to the victim's rescue and raised an alarm.

While the girl was taken to a hospital, the accused was arrested.

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