In a horrendous incident, an 8-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour inside a vehicle in southern part of Kolkata.
The man lured the girl, a Class III student, with chocolates when she was playing in front of her house in Ballygunge Park area at about 7.30 pm Friday.
On hearing the girl screaming for help, a police patrol spotted the car in nearby Ballygunge Phari area and arrested the man who is a neighbour of the victim, a police official said.
The man has been charged with abduction and rape as well as provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, he said.
One person was detained and the vehicle, inside which the crime was conducted, has been seized, he said. "We are conducting a thorough investigation into the matter. Medical tests on the girl confirmed rape, he said," he said.