Hyderabad: A nine-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a man in Ramanthapur here on Thursday. The victim and the suspect are known to each other and belong to the same neighbourhood.
The girl, a Class IV student, migrated to the city, along with her parents, who are labourers from Khammam just four months ago. The family was staying in temporary huts at a construction site in TV Colony here in Ramanthapur. Her parents were working at the site.
According to the Uppal police, the incident occurred when the girl went out of the house in the morning and the suspect Laxman, who also worked as a labourer in the same construction site, allegedly forcibly took her to his house and raped her.
The victim did not reveal what happened to anyone due to fear and did not raise any alarm. However, her mother found out when she saw the girl bleeding after she returned home.
“I was worried after seeing her bleeding and questioned her. It was then that she told me what happened,” the mother said, adding that she then took the help of the locals and took the girl to Gandhi Hospital where she was medically examined. The Uppal police were also informed. “Preliminary investigation has revealed no love angle in the case. The suspect forcibly took her to his house and raped her in the absence of his family members,” Uppal Inspector P Venkateshwarlu said, adding that efforts were on to nab Laxman.