A four-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her minor neighbour in Khanpur town here, police said. 

The incident occurred on Thursday when the girl had accompanied her mother to fields for harvesting, Khanpur SHO SS Bhati said. 

On finding the girl alone, the 16-year-old accused, a student of class VII, raped her, he said. 

On the complaint of victim’s family, a case was registered in the matter today, Bhati added. 

A search is on to nab the absconding accused, Bhati said. 

The girl has been sent for medical examination, police said, adding, the matter is being investigated.