The Muradnagar police on Friday apprehended an 11-year-old boy for allegedly raping an eight-year-old girl while they were returning from school on Wednesday. Maintaining that a case of rape along with Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act has been registered in the case, police said the boy has been remanded to a correction home.According to the victim’s family, the incident took place when the boy, the girl and her younger sister were returning home after partaking in the Independence Day celebrations held at their school. The victim’s family said that they took her to a doctor who told them to approach police in such a case.The girl’s father said, “The boy, who lives in the same locality as us, pulled her into the fields and gave way to the act. My elder daughter reached home in a semi- unconscious state and my younger daughter told us about the incident. My younger daughter also went to the boy’s house with us and told his family about the incident. On this, the accused’s elder brother slapped him and took him inside the house.”The girl is second among four siblings and studies in class IV at a government school in Ghaziabad. The boy is in class V at the same school. Both the families reside in a locality that comes under the jurisdiction of the Muradnagar police station.“We approached the police and filed a police complaint. My daughter is still in trauma and we have been giving her small doze of sleeping pills to make her sleep. After I went to the boy’s house and told his parents about the incident, they threatened me and told me to do whatever I wished. They hurled abuses and told me to settle the matter as it would affect both the children,” he said.He added that the police also went to the school to inquire about the date of birth of both the children and took a letter from the class teacher that both had attended the school on the day of the incident.After the FIR was registered on August 16, police took the boy into custody and questioned him.“The boy admitted to the incident. We took him into custody and later sent him to a correction home. The girl was sent for medical examination and reports are awaited,” said AK Maurya, superintendent of police (rural), Ghaziabad.