12-year-old raped in UP's Ballia, neighbour held

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Ballia (UP), Feb 23 (PTI) A 12-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour in her village here, police said on Tuesday.

The incident took place on the night of February 18 under Gadwar police station area. The accused has been arrested, they said.

According to the complaint lodged by the girl's mother, their neighbour, Pawan, called the minor to his house on the pretext of some work and raped her, Station House Officer (SHO) Rajiv Singh said.

An FIR has been lodged and the accused arrested, he said.

The girl was sent to the district hospital for medical examination on Tuesday, the SHO said. PTI CORR SAB DIV DIV