In a shocking incident, a minor schoolgirl was allegedly raped by a man in Chandigarh today morning. The incident took place at a children’s park located near the victim’s residence. A 12-year-old girl returning home after attending the Independence Day function at her school here was allegedly sexually assaulted by a man in children’s traffic park Chandigarh park.  The girl, according to the family members, was returning home after taking part in Independence Day celebrations organised at a government model senior secondary school. The girl is a class eight student.

The victim was on her way back home after flying the national flag at school when a man stopped her, pulled her into the park and sexually abused her.

“The accused, aged around 40 years, forcibly took the 12 -year-old girl to the park, sexually assaulted her and fled,” investigating officer in the case, Sub-Inspector Kuldeep said.

The victim, a student of Class 8 of a government school, was taken to a government hospital for a medical examination, the officer said.

“We have registered an FIR, the suspect has been rounded up and investigation is underway. The girl is in a stable condition,” said Singhal.

The incident comes barely over a week after the 29-year-old daughter of a senior IAS officer was stalked by the son of Haryana BJP chief and his friend.

After the incident which caused massive outrage, the duo were arrested by the police last week.

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