Ferozepur: A minor girl belonging to a poor family was allegedly sexually assaulted by a boy from an affluent family of her village.

According to the police, the victim aged around 13 years, who belongs to village Jeeva Bharian under Sadar police station, was allegedly raped during late evening hours on December 17 by a fellow villager identified as Gursewak Singh.

However, as she belonged to a poor family, she did not report the matter to the police earlier. But, after seeing the public outrage over the gangrape case in Delhi, the victim, along with her father, finally reported the matter to the police yesterday following which she was immediately sent for the medical examination.

SSP Varinder Pal Singh told reporters that the victim had approached the police on Monday evening following  which a case was registered against the accused and the victim was sent for medical examination whose report was still awaited.

He said the accused has also been arrested by the police.

(Agencies)

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