A 12-year-old girl returning home after attending Independence Day program in her school, was allegedly raped at a Children Park in Chandigarh on Tuesday morning.
According to police, the girl was assaulted and raped at knife point in Children Traffic Park in Sector 23 of the city.
Police said the victim is a student of class VIII in a government school.
Police have learnt during course of investigation that the victim was overpowered and raped by a middle-age man while she was returning home from school around 9:30 am in the morning.
“The miscreant after raping the minor attacked her with knife and fled the crime site,” added police.
Police had learnt about the incident after the victim along with parents lodged a complaint at the Sector 17 police station.
The victim’s parents said, “We saw our daughter bleeding. On asking she narrated her ordeal.”
On learning the incident SSP Eish Singhal and other senior police officials reached the incident site to investigate the matter.
“We have lodged an FIR and raids are being made to nab the miscreant,” said the SSP.
Another police official told the media that the girl was sent to civil hospital for medical examination. “The doctors have confirmed she was sexually assaulted,” added the officer.
Police have apprehended at least five people in connection to rape of the incident.