A nine-year-old girl was reportedly raped by an unidentified person near Kaveripattinam in the district on Thursday.
Police said, Kala (name changed), a resident of Mittalahalli Pudhur village is studying fourth standard in a government aided school in the same area.
When she was returning back to home from the school on Wednesday evening, a 35-year old unidentified person intercepted her near Kosamedu, a lonely place on the outskirts of Mittahalli Pudhur village.
There was no passersby on the road at that time and the area was comparatively deserted.
Utilising the situation, the man forcefully took the minor girl to the nearby house which was under construction.
The construction workers were not in the building which was lonely. The man has sexually assaulted the girl inside the building.
According to the girl’s parent, the man abandoned the girl on the street, where she was left alone.
The girl was lying on the road and crying. Sensing something fishy, a passer-by who was crossing the girl, enquired about her whereabouts and took the girl to her house along with him to re-unite her with her family members.
Later the victim’s parent were traced and she was handed over to the parent,. The victim narrated the whole incident to her parent.
From her narration, the girl’s parent understood what had happened to their daughter and also found blood stains on her legs, which confirmed their doubt.
The parent immediately lodged a complaint with the Kaveripattinam police on Thursday.
The girl was taken to the Krishnagiri government hospital for medical check-up. The nature of the sexual harassment could be ascertained only after getting the medical report, the police said.
At present, the police have taken three persons into custody for enquiry on grounds of suspicion.
Kaveripattinam Police Inspector Jaffer Hussain has registered a case and enquiring further.