Bhadohi: An eight-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a youth in the Ram Raipur locality here, police said on Monday.
The girl was sleeping outside her house when Sonu took her to a field and raped her on Saturday night, they said.
He then fled the spot, leaving the girl writhing in pain, they added.
When the girl`s family found her missing after the midnight, they started a search and found her in the field, police said.
An FIR was lodged yesterday and Sonu, who has over a dozen criminal cases pending against him, was arrested, they said.