13-year-old girl raped; one held in Hassan

One person has been arrested for allegedly raping a 13-year-old school girl at Kattaya village in Karnataka's Hassan district, police said today.

Rangaraju, who was absconding after the incident on December 18, was arrested today, police said. The accused took the eighth standard student on his motorcycle following her mother's request to drop her at the school and raped her, police said.

He had threatened her not to disclose the incident. The girl was going to school in the evening to go on a study tour, sources said.

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