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Girl raped in Chandigarh on her way to school to celebrate Independence Day

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A minor girl was kidnapped and raped by an unidentified man in Chandigarh on Tuesday when she was on her way to school to celebrate Independence Day.

The victim, a Class VIII student of the government senior secondary school here was raped allegedly by a middle-aged man at the children's traffic park, situated in the heart of the city, while she was going to her school enroute the park.

The police said a case of rape and kidnapping has been registered following a complaint by the victim that she was sexually assaulted by a man, who fled the spot after committing the crime.

Chandigarh Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Eish Singhal said the ''incident'' took place at around 8:15 in the morning on Tuesday. “The girl was going to school and entered the park (children's traffic park) from the back gate. An FIR has been registered under section 363, 376 of the Indian Penal Code, besides relevant sections of Protection Of Children from Sexual offences (POCSO) Act,” he said.

“We have rounded up few suspect and investigation is underway. The girl is stable, though she has been traumatised by the incident,” said Mr. Singhal.

Police said the girl narrated the incident to her family, following which police was informed. The accused had dragged her into the ''nullah'' (seasonal watercourse) that flows through the park, and sexually assaulted her, said Police sources.

The police later took the victim to the government hospital in Sector 16 for a medical examination, which confirmed sexual assault.

Replying to query that the victim was raped on a knife point, Mr. Singhal said ''it's being investigated''.

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