A 13-year-old girl became pregnant after allegedly being raped repeatedly by a general store owner in his shop at Mauli Jagran.
The police have arrested the accused, Pawan Gupta, alias Jeetu, 22, a resident of Vikas Nagar, Mauli Jagran.
The crime came to light when the girl, who studies in Class 8 at a government school in the area, complained of stomachache. When her father took her to the Manimajra hospital, he learnt that she was pregnant. On being questioned by the father, the girl told him about the alleged rape.
The police said during the preliminary investigation, it was learnt that the victim came in contact with the accused when she used to go to buy grocery items at his shop.
The police have registered a case under Section 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 8 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act at the Manimajra police station. The accused has been sent to judicial custody.