17-yr-old girl raped in Punjab

A 17-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a youth at Burj Araiyan village under Qilla Lal Singh police station in the district, police said on Sunday.

PTI| Last Updated: Jan 11, 2015, 15:13 PM IST

Batala (Pb): A 17-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a youth at Burj Araiyan village under Qilla Lal Singh police station in the district, police said on Sunday.

According to a complaint lodged by the victim's father, his daughter had yesterday gone to the fields to attend the call of nature when Gurkirtan Singh, a resident of Rikhia village, allegedly raped her, police said.

Sub-Inspector Sita Rani said police have registered a rape case against the accused who is said to be absconding.

The victim's medical examination was conducted at the Civil hospital here today and her statement was also recorded before a Magistrate here today, police said.