MUMBAI: A four-year-old girl who was sleeping on the footpath along with her mother in Virar was raped by a slum dweller early Monday. The accused is absconding.
According to the Virar police, the 20-year-old accused carried the girl and took her to a secluded place in Virar (east).
She was fast asleep besides her mother.
Within few minutes, the mother woke up and raised an alarm after not seeing her daughter.
She went around looking for her. She was shocked to find her daughter being sexually abused by the suspect. Her screams alerted the youth who fled from the spot at around 2 am.
The girl was taken to the J J hospital where her condition is said to be stable.
The police has launched a search for the accused based on the description provided by the mother.