One person was detained on Thursday in connection with the alleged rape of a 10-year-old school girl here, police said. The identity and other details of the detainee were not revealed.
Deputy commissioner of police Sanjay Darade said that the police had been interrogating some persons in connection with the case and the person detained was one of them. "We will come back to you by the evening," the DCP added.
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.