A four-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a youth here, police said today.
The girl was playing outside her house in Pindra village under yesterday when Deepak Dwivedi(18), living in the neighbourhood, lured her on pretext of giving chocolates and raped her.
Later, the girl's father told the police that he had gone to a ration shop and when he returned, he found his daughter crying.
The accused, who tried to escape after committing the crime, was nabbed by villagers who handed him over to police.
An FIR has been lodged against the youth.
Medical examination of the victim confirmed rape, police added.