Shajapur: A two-and-half-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a wardboy of the government hospital at Kanad town, about 30 kms from here, police said.
The incident took place yesterday when the girl was at the hospital with her mother, who had been admitted there for delivery, they said.
The accused, identified as Lakhan Yogi (21) took the girl to an adjacent room and raped her there, police said.
After hearing the girl cry loudly, people rushed into the room, by which time Lakhan had escaped from the spot. However, he was later arrested from the town, police added.
Enraged over the incident, people ransacked the government hospital and also pelted stones. Shops were also closed to protest over the incident, police said, adding the situation was tense in the town for some time, but has been brought under control.
The victim was referred to Ujjain for treatment, they said.