A 12-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her stepfather in Chandigarh on Sunday. The incident came to light when the victim and her mother, Sushila Devi, approached police and alleged that the girl was raped by her stepfather at their shanty in Sector 31.
The suspect has been identified as Banti Kumar (40), a labourer, who hails from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh. He is absconding after committing the crime.
The victim was taken to Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, where her medical examination confirmed rape.
She told police that her father had made unsuccessful attempts in past also to rape her. The police are looking for the suspect. A case has been registered at the Sector 31 police station.