Chandigarh: A teenage girl returning home after attending the Independence Day function at her school here was allegedly sexually assaulted by a man in a park here on Tuesday, the police said.
The incident happened at the children's traffic park, located in the heart of the city, this morning.
"The accused, aged around 40 years, forcibly took the 12-year-old girl to the park, sexually assaulted her and fled," investigating officer in the case, Sub-Inspector Kuldeep said.
The victim, a student of Class VIII of a government school, was taken to a government hospital in Sector 16 for a medical examination, the officer said, adding a case has been registered.
Police officials said the victim said the assaulter dragged her near a 'nallah' (seasonal stream) passing through the traffic park and raped her at knife-point.
The incident happened despite Chandigarh being on high alert on Independence Day. Government officers, some of them having security, live in the vicinity of the main gate of the traffic park.
When contacted, Chandigarh Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Eish Singhal said further probe in the case was under progress.
Tuesday's incident comes barely over a week after the 29-year-old daughter of a senior IAS officer was stalked by the son of Haryana BJP chief and his friend.
With inputs from agencies
Updated Date: Aug 15, 2017 15:59 PM