A 5-year-old girl was allegedly raped and severely injured by a youth in Mujahidpur village in Muzaffarnagar, police said on Saturday. The accused took the girl to a nearby sugarcane field, where he raped her on Friday, SP (rural) Vinit Bhatnagar said.
The girl was later found in an unconscious condition, he said, adding that she was rushed to the hospital. A case under IPC section 376 (rape) and POCSO Act has been registered against the accused, police said.
Meanwhile, irate villagers gheraoed the police station over the incident and demanded immediate arrest of the culprit.