A teenage girl returning home after the Independence Day function at school was raped in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
The Class 8 student was reportedly walking back home after flying the national flag at school when a man stopped her, pulled her into the children's traffic park in Chandigarh's Sector 23 by the suspect and raped, the police said.
According to initial reports, the girl told her family about the crime when she reached home who called the police.
She was taken to the local hospital for a medical examination.
The police have registered a case of kidnapping, wrongful restraint and rape.
The minor's rape comes just days after women in the city directly administered by the Union Home Ministry held a candle-light march to assert their right to access public spaces without having to worry about their safety