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Kolkata: 8-year-old raped by neighbour inside moving car

The incident took place in Ballygunge park after the man lured the girl into the car with chocolate.

cities Updated: Apr 22, 2017 12:55 IST
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Police stopped the car on hearing the girl’s screams for help. The man has been arrested.(HT file)

An eight-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour inside a vehicle in south Kolkata on, police said on Saturday.

The man, who police said was a taxi driver, lured the girl with chocolate when she was playing in front of her house in Ballygunge Park area at about 7.30 pm on Friday.

The girl is a student of Class 3.

On hearing her screams for help, a police patrol stopped the car in nearby Ballygunge Phari area and arrested the man, a police official said.

Medical tests on the girl have confirmed rape, he said.

The man has been charged with abduction and rape as well as provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, the police official said.

First Published: Apr 22, 2017 12:55 IST