Bathinda, Jun 28 (PTI) An eight-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a person here when she had gone out to relieve herself, police said today. Also Read - Live Cricket Score Ind vs Aus 4th Test Day 2 Today's Match Live Updates Gabba, Brisbane: Play Abandoned Due to Wet Outfield

The incident took place last evening. Also Read - AIIMS Chief Guleria, Sanitation Worker Manish Receive First Shot of COVID Vaccine

She was found unconscious by locals and taken to a nearby private hospital. The girl was later referred to the local civil hospital, police said. On the complaint lodged by the girl’s parents, a case was registered, they said The accused is yet to be identified. Also Read - PM Modi Launches India's Vaccination Drive, Gets Emotional as he Thanks Frontline Workers | Top Quotes From His Address to Nation

Local residents staged a sit-in and blocked a road demanding immediate arrest of the perpetrator.

They dispersed after officials assured them that action would be taken in the case.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.