Nine-year-old girl raped in Kurnool district

She went outside to attend nature’s call

Published - October 06, 2019 12:03 am IST - Kurnool

A nine-year-old girl was allegedly raped by an unidentified person at Yemmiganur on Friday evening. The incident occurred when the girl went into the bushes near the Yemmiganur police station to attend nature’s call, as there was no toilet in her house.

The police have formed three teams to nab the accused.

Yemmiganur town Circle Inspector Sreedhar Raju told The Hindu that the child’s parents worked as daily wagers.

He said the unidentified person reportedly stalked the girl, allegedly lured her with chocolates and committed the crime, Mr. Sreedhar said. “The child screamed for help while she was being sexually assaulted. To silence her, the accused hit her on the head with a stone, which immobilised her,” he added

Hearing the screams, the girl’s parents rushed to the spot and saw her lying in a pool of blood. By that time, the accused had fled from the scene.

The girl was then rushed to the local government hospital where she got first aid. Later she was shifted to Kurnool Government General Hospital for treatment. “She has received 14 stitches on her head,” said Mr. Sreedhar. Her condition, at present, is said to be stable.

“The girl told us that she does not know the man, but could identify him,” the police officer said.

CCTV footage

Mr. Sreedhar said that as the incident occurred near the police station, the accused might have been captured by the CCTV cameras set up by the police. “We are going through the footage,” he added.

The Yemmiganur police have registered a case after recording the statement of the girl.

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