A 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a youth on the pretext of marriage in Khadiyal village of Dirba subdivision of the district.
The police have booked Sukhjinder Singh of the same village on complaint of the minor. According to the police, the girl alleged that Sukhjinder lured her with the promise of marriage and raped her on the night of August 28. He also warned her of dire consequences if she disclosed this to anybody. But the next day she told her parents about the incident. Later, she approached the police.
Chhajjali police station incharge said the victim's medical reports confirmed that she was raped. The accused has been booked under section 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code and the police were making efforts for his arrest, he added.