KARIMNAGAR: A minor girl studying in Class VIII was allegedly raped for several hours by her 13-year-old relative at Gagillapur village in Bejjenki mandal on Thursday night.
Gagillapur is about 40 km from the district headquarters on the Karimnagar Hyderabad state highway. The victim, also 13 years old, is a student of a government school in the village. The accused, who is the victim’s uncle, lives around 200 metres from her house.
According to the police, the boy took the girl to a nearby secluded place and outraged her modesty from around 10 pm on Thursday to 5 am on Friday.
He tied her to a tree and gagged her during the act. Meanwhile the girl’s parents searched for her in the colony throughout the night, but in vain.
The girl narrated her ordeal to her parents when she returned in the morning.
Family members of the boy meanwhile said that they were not aware of the incident and had presumed that he had gone to meet his friends. Following a complaint by the victim’s parents, a case was registered against the minor.
The boy was produced before a juvenile court and sent to judicial remand.
It may be recalled that two truck drivers were arrested on March 10 for impregnating two 17-year-old minor girls in Ganneruvaram village in Bejjenki mandal.