A 13-year-old boy and his 12-year-old friend allegedly gang raped a four-year-old girl on Thursday evening.
The girl was alone at home as her mother had gone to buy grocery when the incident occurred.
The boys were caught and produced before a juvenile court on Friday. The court remanded them in judicial custody and they were sent to the local juvenile home.
In her complaint, the girl’s mother said she had gone to market and left her daughter alone at their rented accommodation in Salem Tabri area, but when she returned she was shocked to see her daughter crying and bleeding.
The 13-year-old is a student of Class 7 and neighbour of the victim, while the 12-year-old is a student of Class 5.
Police have registered a case under Sections 376 (rape) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 8 of POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act.
Inspector Vijay Kumar, the SHO at Salem Tabri police station, said the police took the girl for medical examination, which confirmed rape. The victim’s father is a worker at a scrap godown.