A nine-year-old girl was raped by a minor boy in Singrauli district on Sunday evening. The victim has sustained severe injuries and is undergoing treatment at district hospital. Her condition is said to be critical. The incident occurred at Majholi village under Bargawa police station limit.
According to in-charge of crime against women cell of Singrauli district, Archana Tiwari, the victim was playing outside her house on Sunday evening when the accused (15), who is the victim's neighbour, took her to a desolated place and raped her. He fled from the spot after commiting the crime as the girl fell unconscious.
When the girl regained consciousness, she reached her house and narrated the ordeal to her parents. The girl's parents took her to a police station and lodged a complaint.
The victim was rushed to a hospital nearby from where she was referred to district hospital. "The victim is getting proper treatment at the hospital and if required, she would be taken to another hospital," said Archana.
The police arrested the accused on Sunday night. He was produced in court and sent to jail on Monday.