Chandigarh: In yet another incident of rape in Haryana, a three-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 14 -year-old boy in Hisar district.
The boy, who lived in her neighbourhood, allegedly raped the girl on Tuesday when her parents, who work as labourers, were away for work, Hisar Superintendent of Police Manisha Choudhary told reporters.
The girl's parents are migrant labourers from Bihar. The accused boy was currently residing with his uncle, who also hails from Bihar. The girl along with her elder brother, was at home when the accused boy lured her to accompany him to another place where he raped her.
The accused later allegedly threatened the girl with dire consequence and fled from the spot. According to the complaint, the girl narrated the incident to her parents when they returned home last evening. Acting swiftly on the girl's complaint, the police apprehended the accused on Wednesday.
The accused juvenile has been booked under relevant provisions of the law, the SP said.
The boy was arrested from his home today and sent to an observation home, the officer said. The SP said the accused boy was not enrolled in any school and therefore, did not have an educational background. This incident comes in a series of recent shocking incidents, which have triggered a nationwide outrage.
A 15-year-old girl's half-naked body was found on January 13 from near the bank of a canal in a village in Jind district days after she had gone missing from her village in Kurukshetra district. The girl was brutally assaulted, her private parts mutilated and some of the vital organs ruptured, police had said. In a separate incident, an 11-year-old girl was raped and killed in Panipat last week.
Amid outrage over the alleged rape and killing of two minor Dalit girls in Haryana, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday assured that strict action would be taken against those involved in such crimes.
Khattar also said that Haryana is in the process of establishing special courts for speedy trial in such cases to ensure timely justice to the victims.
"Such incidents are very unfortunate and I am myself deeply hurt. We will take strict action against all those involved (in committing such crimes)," he told reporters here during a visit. Appealing to opposition parties, Khattar said he himself has never done politics over such incidents and the opposition also should refrain from politicising such sensitive issues.