Three-year-old raped in Lucknow

Lucknow, July 26 (IANS) A three-year-old girl was raped allegedly by her neighbour on the outskirts of the state capital Friday, police said.

The gruesome attack took place in Ratauli village of Banthra area when the girl was playing outside her house. She was picked up by a neighbour, the son of a farmer, who took her to field and raped her. She returned home crying and told her mother about the incident.

The girl's parents then approached police who filed a first information report (FIR) and are trying to arrest the attacker.

"The accused is at large and we are trying to arrest him," said a police official.

The girl has been sent for medical examination and treatment.