A five-year-old Dalit girl was raped allegedly by a 16-year-old boy in Varanasi late last night.
The accused, a native of the same village, lured the girl to a secluded place and raped her.
The girl was spotted by villagers in an unconscious state near a drain this morning, who then informed the family members.
The family members took the girl to the local police station and lodged a complaint, they said.
The girl's father owns a small shop at the village and the accused was seen several times near the shop.
An FIR has been registered under SC/ST Act and POSCO, they said, adding, the accused has been arrested and the victim has been admitted to a hospital.