Shahjahanpur (UP), Aug 13 (PTI) Police today said it had launched a hunt for a man who allegedly raped and impregnated a 15-year-old girl here.

The victim said that she had been raped for several months by the accused, Manoj (28), the police said.

A case of rape was registered against the accused in Jaitipur police station in the district yesterday.

The incident came to light when the girl was five months pregnant, Superintendent of Police K B Singh said.

The girl’s parents approached the police after a village Panchyat asked the accused to pay Rs 50,000 to the victim.

The accused was on the run.

A manhunt has been initiated to nab him, police added.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.