A six-year-old girl was allegedly sexually abused by an unknown person at Assandh town, about 45km from here, on Tuesday night.
The victim was allegedly lured by a person with the promise of candies and kidnapped on a motorbike near her house at Assandh.
Deputy superintendent of police (DSP), Assandh, Baljinder Singh said on Wednesday that the victim was found crying at a secluded spot by a local youth on Tuesday night.
The victim’s father had already approached the police with the complaint of his missing daughter and in the meantime some people brought the young girl to the police station.
The DSP said that a medical examination confirmed that the child was sexually assaulted.
He said that from the girl’s statement it was made out that the accused was a bearded man and probably wearing a robe like a sadhu.
“About five months ago, a person with a similar appearance had sodomised a child from Assandh. In that case also, an old motorbike was used in the crime and the intelligence teams were raiding various deras to nab the accused,” he said.