In another addition to the spiralling cases of rapes in Haryana, a 13-year-old girl was allegedly raped by an elderly fruit seller in Ratia area here over the weekend.

The police have arrested the vendor, identified as Sohan Lal. According to the complaint lodged by the girl’s mother, the accused had been raping her daughter during the school hours, the police said. The girl, a student of Class VI in a government school, was lured by the elderly man on the pretext of giving her fruits, the police said. The girl narrated the incident to her father on Friday.

The police have brought the victim and the accused to Fatehabad for medical examination. The State has witnessed a spurt in cases of rapes during the last two months. - PTI