A three-and-a-half-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a 27-year-old man at Manojipatti, here on Monday.
Sources said, Sumathi (25) wife of Murugesan, a daily wage labourer in Tha-njavur, was attending a wedding at Manojipatti with her three-and-a-half-year-old daughter, who suddenly went missing.
Sumathi began searching for the girl. She finally found her in a bush with severe injuries and rushed her to the Thanjavur Medical College Hospital. Doctors confirmed that there was an attempt to rape the girl. With the medical report, Sumathi lodged a complaint and a case was registered against Sathyaraj (27), who has absconded since the incident.