Ahmedabad: A case that brings back murky memories of 2012 Delhi rape case, a 6-year-old was brutally assaulted on the eve of Holi at Sola area of Ahmedabad.
The incident surfaces at a time when there's outrage across the country over Nirbhaya documentary.
Kaushal Anilsingh Chauhan, 24, a native of Uttar Pradesh, assaulted the six-year-old girl in Sola area here on Friday by inserting an iron rod into her private parts, Sola police station inspector BV Gohil said.
Chauhan has been arrested.
The officer said Chauhan did not rape the minor but has been booked under IPC section 375 (d) (manipulating any part of the body of a child so as to cause penetration of the private part), as per the new anti-rape laws and under relevant sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012.
The incident took place when the girl was playing at an under-construction site near Sola over-bridge, he said.
According to preliminary investigation, there was some old rivalry between Chauhan, who worked as security guard at the site, with the girl's parents, who also worked there as labourers, said Gohil.
The girl has been sent to Sola civil hospital and her condition is stated to be stable, he added.
(With PTI inputs)