Bhopal: In yet another horrifying case, two priests allegedly raped a five-year-old old girl in Madhya Pradesh’s Datia district. The incident took place on Tuesday.

According to police, the priests lured the girl to come inside the temple on the pretext of offering her a sweet. Later, the accused left the girl outside her home and threatened her, lest she disclosed the matter to anyone.

The accused, Raju Pandit (55) and Batoli Prajapati (45), have been arrested by the police. The accused have been booked under Section 376 (rape) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Protection of Children from Sexual Offence (POCSO), Hindustan Times reported.

The girl was suffering from pain in her private parts. The mother took notice of the situation and asked the girl to reveal what has happened. After the girl disclosed the matter, she was rushed to a hospital. Subsequently, the police were also informed.

The police suspect that the priests may have committed such incidents in the past too. Many parents have alleged that their daughters have complained of priests being “not good’. “The people have alleged that the two priests might have harassed other minors too, as several girls had told their parents that these priests were ‘not good’,” Hindustan Times quoted a police official as saying.

As of now, the girl is admitted to the hospital and her situation is being said to be stable. Meanwhile, the police are investigating the matter.