In a sad incident, a schoolgirl was allegedly raped near Children’s Traffic Park area of Chandigarh’s Sector 23.

As per the reports, the girl, a student of class eight was on her way back home following Independence Day celebrations in her school when she was abducted and later raped.

The incident is even more shocking as it took place in broad light in Children’s Traffic Park area which is in close proximity to the police station.

A case of rape has been registered and the girl has undergone a medical test. An investigation has also been launched into the matter.

Police officials said the victim said the assaulter dragged her near a ‘nallah’ (seasonal stream) passing through the traffic park and raped her at knife-point.

Meanwhile, another minor rape survivor is set to undergo caesarian section in the next couple of days at city’s Government Medical College. The 10-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her maternal uncle repeatedly over several months. The SC had refused to allow termination of her pregnancy on basis of a report submitted by a team of doctors from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER).

The incident has happened in Chandigarh just days after the attempted abduction and stalking of Varnika Kundu by Vikas Barala, the son of Haryana BJP President Subhash Barala, and his friend Ashish Kumar.

(With inputs from IANS)