Seoni: A five-year-old girl was allegedly raped in Ghansour town near here by a youth, police said on Saturday.
According to police, the accused, identified as Firoz Khan (35) who works in a private power plant, raped the girl on April 17 after luring her with a chocolate.
After the alleged crime, he dumped the girl at a farm in the town. Her parents found her lying in an unconscious state there the next morning, following which she was rushed to the Government Medical College, Jabalpur.
"Her condition is serious as she is yet to regain consciousness," police said.
Enraged over the incident as the police unable to arrest the accused so far, people in Ghansour town observed a bandh today and submitted a memorandum to the Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) demanding strict action against the accused in this case.
Ghansour Police Station in-charge R D Barti said that a case under section 363, 366 and 376 of the IPC was registered against the accused person and police teams have been sent to Delhi and Bihar in search of the accused.
Seoni district Public Relation Officer (PRO) Ghanshyam Sirsam said that the private power plant company is bearing the entire expenses of her treatment and its management also announced to give a suitable job to the victim's father.
Five-year-old rape victim serious, being shifted to Nagpur
The five-year-old girl is being shifted to Nagpur in neighbouring Maharashtra in an air ambulance as her condition remains serious.
"After taking the consent of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, we are shifting the victim from Jabalpur to Nagpur tonight by air ambulance as she continues to be in serious condition," Minister of State for School Education and in-charge of Seoni district, Nanabhai Mahod said.
Chouhan has sanctioned Rs two lakh from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund for providing proper treatment to the victim and directed the officials concerned to ensure proper care of the victim.
The minor girl was allegedly raped by Firoz Khan, who works in a private power plant, on April 17 after luring her with chocolate, police said. He then dumped her at a farm.
The girl's parents found her unconscious the next morning, following which she was rushed to the Government Medical College, Jabalpur, they said.
"Her condition is serious...she is yet to regain consciousness," a police official said.
Enraged over the incident, people in Ghansour town observed a bandh on Saturday and submitted a memorandum to the sub divisional magistrate demanding immediate arrest and strict action against the accused who is absconding.
Ghansour Police Station in-charge R D Barti said a case under Sec 363 (punishment for kidnapping), 366 (kidnapping, abducting or inducing woman) and 376 (punishment for rape) of the IPC was registered against Khan and police teams have been sent to Delhi and Bihar to trace him.
Public Relation Officer of Seoni district, Ghanshyam Sirsam said the private power plant company is bearing the entire expenses of the girl's treatment and its management also announced to provide a suitable job to the victim's father.