Chandigarh, Jun 29 (PTI) A mentally challenged 16-year-old boy allegedly raped his three-and-a-half year old cousin in a village in Gohana in Haryana’s Sonepat district, the police said today. Also Read - School Reopening News: Classes 6 to 8 to Reopen in Haryana From February First Week | SOPs Here

The boy took the girl from her home on Wednesday on the pretext of buying her something to eat, SHO, Police Station Sadar, Gohana, Sethi Malik said. Also Read - India's First Air Taxi Service Begins From Haryana, Centre Plans to Bring More Such Facilities Soon

He, however, took her to an abandoned house nearby where he raped her, he said. Also Read - Haryana Shocker: Man Arrested For Raping Daughter For 7 Years, Forcing Her to Abort Pregnancy

Later, the boy took the girl back home where she narrated the incident to her mother.

The boy has been sent to an observation home for juveniles in Karnal.

The girl’s medical examination had confirmed sexual assault, the SHO said.

He said the boy was “mentally unstable”.PTI SUN DV DV

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