A 17-year-old girl was allegedly sedated and raped by a resident of Arjan Colony in Jagirpur village on Wednesday.
The accused, Lakwinder Singh, is known to the victim. The complainant, a resident of Namdev Colony, Basti Jodhewal, told the Meharban police that after school, she visited the Books Market in Old City, near Chaura Bazaar, to purchase some books. There, Singh approached her on a motorcycle and told her that her mother was not well, before asking her to accompany him.
Victim alleged that Singh then took her to an isolated place and offered her a soft drink after drinking which she lost consciousness and Singh raped her twice.
A case has been registered against the accused at Meharban police station under section 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Assistant sub-inspector Gurmeet Singh of Meharban police station said a manhunt had been launched to nab the accused.