A Class V student of a local school at Lakadganj in the eastern part of the city was allegedly criminally assaulted on Tuesday by an unknown accused.
Police said when the girl was sitting in front of her school for classes, a young boy approached her and after asking her name he allegedly dragged the girl behind the school, gagged her and then raped her.
The profusely bleeding girl was rushed to the state run Mayo General Hospital and has been admitted there since then.
Yesterday, the locals observed a bandh in the Shanti Nagar area to protest against the offence and demanded immediate arrest of the culprit. Shiv Sena spokesperson Neelam Gorhe also met the commissioner of Police on Wednesday and demanded strict action against the culprit.