Koraput, May 21: In a shocking incident, a 22-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping a 4-year-old girl in Kakiriguma area of Koraput district.
According to reports, the accused lured the girl with chocolate and took her to a nearby forest, where he allegedly raped her.
Later, some local residents spotted the girl in a critical condition near a bush and informed her family members.
Soon the girl was rushed to Kakiriguma hospital and then shifted to Saheed Laxman Nayak Medical College and Hospital(SLNMCH) in Koraput as her condition was deteriorated.
A case has been registered under the POCSO Act against the youth and further investigation is underway, said a police official.