A 13-year-old Dalit girl has been allegedly raped by a person who then tried to bury her alive during a pit in Madhya Pradesh’s Betul district, police said on Tuesday.

The incident happened on Monday evening following which the 35-year-old accused was arrested, and therefore the girl, whose condition is serious, has been mentioned a hospital at Nagpur in neighbouring Maharashtra, they said.

The girl had gone to a farm during a village under Ghodadongri police headquarters area to modify off a motor and on finding her alone, the accused allegedly raped her, Betul Superintendent of Police Simala Prasad said.

In a bid to cover the crime, the accused then dragged her to a drain and dumped her during a nearby pit which he covered with stones and thorny bushes, the official said.

When the girl didn’t return home till late evening, her parents and sister started checking out her, he said.

When her sister reached near Hell , she heard the voice of somebody writhing in pain.

She immediately called her father and once they removed the bushes and stones, they found the victim inside Hell , the official said.

The relations rushed the girl to Ghodadongri Civil Hospital, from where she was taken to the district hospital, he said.

As her condition is serious, the authorities referred her to a hospital in Nagpur for treatment, the official said.

Based on a complaint lodged by the victim’s family, the accused was arrested and booked under relevant sections of the IPC, the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and therefore the Protection of youngsters from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, he said. — PTI

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