Jaipur, April 30 (IANS) A man was arrested in Rajasthan’s Karauli district Tuesday for raping a six-year-old girl during a wedding function, said police.
The girl was admitted in a hospital with serious injuries, they added.
According to police, the incident occurred late Monday night in a village near Masalpura town in the district, some 200 km from Jaipur.
“The girl had come with her parents to participate in the wedding. Hardayal Kumar, 26, who had also come to the wedding, took her to an isolated place near the wedding venue and raped her,” said circle officer Harmukh Singh.
The girl’s father suddenly heard her screams, the officer said adding that he located the girl and caught Hardayal in the act.
“However, Hardayal managed to escape. We traced him today (Tuesday) and arrested him,” said the officer.
He added that the girl sustained injuries on her private parts.
“She is hospitalised at a hospital in Karauli. Her condition is normal,” said the officer.