Chandrauli: In yet another incident of sexual assault against minors, a six-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 17-year-old neighbour here. The minor was sleeping at her house when her neighbour barged into her house and took her to a farm nearby, where he allegedly raped her.

The girl later narrated the ordeal to her family, following which a case was registered at the Alinagar Police Station. A police investigation is underway for the same. The accused is absconding and a search operation has been launched to nab the culprit.

In the recent past, there has been a surge in sexual crimes against minors in the country. In January, an eight-year-old girl, who belonged to a nomadic Muslim tribe in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua, was allegedly abducted, drugged, gang-raped, tortured and killed. In Indore, an infant below the age of one was allegedly raped and killed.