An eight-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a person at Bhatinda when she had gone out to relieve herself, police said today.
The incident took place last evening.
She was found unconscious by locals and taken to a nearby private hospital. The girl was later referred to the local civil hospital, police said.
On the complaint lodged by the girl's parents, a case was registered, they said
The accused is yet to be identified.
Local residents staged a sit-in and blocked a road demanding immediate arrest of the perpetrator.
They dispersed after officials assured them that action would be taken in the case.