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A teenage girl was raped while returning home from her school’s Independence Day celebrations on Tuesday morning in Chandigarh, according to media reports.

The Class 8 student was stopped by a man who took her to a children’s traffic park in Chandigarh’s Sector 23 and raped her at knifepoint. As soon as she reached home, she informed her parents and they called the police, India Today reported.

The victim was taken to the Government Multi Specialty Hospital for medical examination.

A rape case under sections of the POCSO Act has been registered and an investigation has been initiated.

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