Moradabad, July 20: A four-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 15-year-old boy in Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad city on Thursday, news agency ANI reported. The Majhola district police have arrested the nephew of a Congress leader in the case. The Moradabad IG, Binod Kumar Singh, said that the accused is a juvenile but they will “make sure that a strict action is taken against the accused”. Also Read - Haryana Shocker: Minor Girl Found Pregnant After Being Drugged, Raped; Accused Arrested

The incident was reported on Thursday when the girl reached her home in a disheveled state. She had gone to the accused’s place to play with some kittens. It was when the boy took her to a room and forced himself upon her and raped her. Also Read - MP Shamed Again: Grandfather Rapes 6-year-old In Front of Her Toddler Brother, Gives ₹20 to Keep Mum

When she reached home, her mother immediately understood that she was being raped. By then, the family of the accused had started threatening the victim’s mother with dire consequences if she dares to report the matter to police. The accused was also sent to another place by his family. Also Read - Pune Cab Driver 'Gave Sedatives And Raped' Woman on Her Way Home; Booked

The mother, however, filed a complaint against the accused. He was arrested a day later.

The incident has been reported a day after two girls were allegedly held captive and gang-raped for two days in Jharkhand’s Gumla before being rescued by the police on Thursday. Two boys, accused in the case, have been arrested by the police.

“The accused were known to one of our sisters. We also started talking to them through her. They kidnapped us and tortured us for two days and also threatened us when we resisted them,” one of the victims said.

Gumla Superintendent of Police, Anshuman Kumar told ANI, “As soon as we were informed that two girls were missing, we immediately formed a team, and rescued them. An investigation has been launched. Further proceedings will depend on the medical report of the victims.”

In another case of sexual assault, a 65-year-old religious teacher was arrested on Wednesday for the alleged rape of an eight-year-old girl in a village in Darbhanga district.

With agency inputs