Minor raped in Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad: An eight-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour on Wednesday in Sahibabad area of the district.

The girl, who had gone to the terrace of her house to wash dishes, was allegedly raped by a labourer, who lived next to the house in Gagan Vihar area, duty officer of Sahibabad police station said.

A case of rape has been registered, the officer said, adding, medical examination of the girl was being conducted.

The accused, Pavan Jatav, is absconding and a search to nab him is on, he said.

The incident comes close on the heels of rape and murder of a six-year-old girl in Subash Nagar area of the district.

In both the cases, culprits turned out to be their next door neighbours.