NAINITAL: An 8-year-old girl was raped by a 27-year-old man in Lalkuan in Nainital district on Monday. The accused, Mukesh Kumar, a neighbour of the victim, is on the run. A medical examination of the girl has confirmed rape.
Janmejay Khanduri, senior superintendent of police, Nainital district, said, "A case has been registered against the accused under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and a search for him is on."
The incident came to light when the girl's family found her writhing in pain at an abandoned house in the neighbourhood. Shocked relatives of the girl said that they treated Kumar as a family member and demanded the strictest possible punishment for him.