An 18-month-old girl was allegedly gang raped by two men in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district, police said today.
The incident took place yesterday when the parents of the child had gone to Chilhari to attend a wedding function, Kanker Superintendent of Police R N Dash told PTI.
One of the accused Gopi Chured (23) took the girl from her parents on the pretext of taking her for an outing in the village, following which he took the toddler to a secluded place near the wedding venue, where he assaulted the child along with his friend Vasudev Kosma (34), the SP said.
Thereafter, the duo fled from the scene and left the bleeding girl at the spot, he said
Unable to find the child for a long time, villagers launched a search and later found her injured at the nearby spot, following which she was rushed to a local hospital, Dash said.
The girl is undergoing treatment at Kanker district hospital, he said.
The accused were arrested last night in Chilhari village under Korar police station limits, Dash said, adding that a case has been registered in this connection.