7-year-old girl raped in Ayodhya, admitted to hospital

Ayodhya, India, March 18 (KMS): A seven-year-old girl was raped in Ayodhya district and has been admitted to a local hospital in a critical condition.

The accused, identified as Ram Manjhi, has been arrested and sent to the jail, the police said.

Shailesh Pandey, Superintendent of Police, Ayodhya, said that the girl was playing hide and seek with other children of her age group on Wednesday evening. However, when she did not turn up even after several hours, her parents started looking for her.

Later in the night, the victim was found lying in a pool of blood in Bairag Pura locality under the local Kotwali police circle.

The police were immediately informed and the victim was admitted in the hospital.

Shailesh Pandey said a massive manhunt was lodged and on the basis of CCTV footage, the accused was identified and arrested.

Doctors at the hospital said that the girl’s condition was serious.