6-month-old raped, man held

A 20-year-old allegedly raped a six-month-old baby in Dhabarsi village of Ghaziabad. The incident was reported around 3.30 pm on Tuesday. The victim's medical examination confirmed rape, police officials said.

According to a complaint filed by the infant's family members, the accused, identified as Mohammed Farhan, had come to the village for a wedding. Police officials said Farhan, a resident of Meerut, told the victim's mother that he would look after her while she was busy with the wedding. He allegedly took the victim to the nearby fields and raped her. "One of the villagers saw Farhan assaulting the baby and informed her family," Captain M M Baig, Superintendent of Police (Rural), said. The girl was brought to MMJ Hospital for medical examination. "We will also slap the National Security Act on him; the incident has created tension in the village," the SP said.

The accused has been arrested and a case against him registered at Masoorie police station in Ghaziabad.

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