Chandigarh: In a shocking incident, a minor schoolgirl was allegedly raped by a man in Chandigarh today morning. The incident took place at a children’s park located near the victim’s residence.
The girl, according to the family members, was returning home after taking part in Independence Day celebrations organised at a government model senior secondary school. The girl is a class eight student.
The victim told her parents about the incident as soon as she reached home. The family informed the police who took her to the spot and later for a medical examination.
The incident took place when the Independence Day parade was in full swing at a ground in Sector 17.
The police officials including the SSP left the event immediately after the incident and cordoned off the park. Police sources said that the accused is a 40-year-old unidentified man who escaped after molesting the girl.
The 12-year-old rape victim belongs to a poor family and her father works as a gardener.
Meanwhile, the police has begun scanning footage from CCTV cameras installed in the vicinity of the children’s park.