Haryana: Minor raped for three months

Last Updated: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 13:03 hrs

A 13-year-old girl was allegedly raped for three months by a fruit seller at Ratia subdivision in Fatehabad district of Haryana, police said on Sunday.

The police have arrested 60-year-old fruit-seller Sohan Lal in connection to the incident.

The victim´s mother said in her complaint that Lal raped her daughter during school hours.

The victim studied in class six in a government school.

According to reports, the school has expelled the victim and her siblings after the incident came to light.

The accused used to tempt the girl by offering her fruits and then raped her for three months, reports said.

The girl informed his father about the incident on Friday.

Several rape cases have been reported from Haryana in the past one month.

Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi last week met the family members of a Dalit girl, who committed suicide after being gangraped, in Jind district of Haryana.

"I condemn these horrifying acts of rape...The accused should be severely punished," she said.

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