Minor girl raped in Giridih

Giridih (Jharkhand): A 10-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her distant cousin at Chat village, about 70 km from Giridih town, the police said on Saturday.

Sub-divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Anil Kumar Verma said the girl had gone to fetch for something at the family's agriculture land last evening when her 17-year-old cousin allegedly raped her.

The girl's family members took her to a nearby hospital where doctors treated her, the SDPO said, adding that the accused is absconding.