New Delhi: A seven-year-old girl was raped by an unidentified man inside a municipal school in the capital, prompting protests by locals who were cane-charged on Friday, police said.

The Class-II student was sexually assaulted inside the North Delhi Municipal Corporation-run primary school in Mongolpuri L Block and the incident came to light at around 9 AM on Friday when her parents informed police about it.

The girl was taken to Sanjay Gandhi Hospital where a medical examination confirmed rape. The girl was later discharged from hospital. "The victim was raped by a man inside the school campus yesterday. Her parents approached us this morning and a case has been registered. The victim could not tell us anything about the attacker. We are investigating the case. We are questioning the male staff, including teachers and a guard," a senior police official said.

Enraged over the incident, locals staged protests in the locality as well as near the hospital. As the protest turned violent, police used batons to disperse the crowd. Some government-run buses and private vehicles were damaged in the incident. Police have been deployed in large numbers to ensure no untoward situation in the locality.

(Agencies)

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