A three-year-old girl was raped by an acquaintance at Gosavi Mangli village in Mouda tahsil of the district on Sunday night. The police have arrested 30-year-old Suresh Khedkar,who has admitted to the crime,said Additional Superintendent of Police (Nagpur Rural) Prakash Jadhav. Khedkar has been sent to police custody.
The girl was taken away by the culprit on the sly from a marriage pandal when power supply went off in the night and he forced himself on her in a nullah near the village. He left her alone there, Jadhav said.
The family members,meanwhile,realised that the girl was missing. They looked around for her in the night but couldnt find her. The girl started walking towards the village in the morning when some people noticed her. She was found bleeding. The matter was reported to the police. We did a through search of the village and confronted Khedkar who was drunk. He soon blurted out the truth, Jadhav said.