A 10-year-old girl belonging to a nomadic family was allegedly kidnapped and then raped by two youths early Monday, police said.
The attackers worked at a juice centre close to where the girl's family was staying in a make-shift shelter on the roadside, they added.
According to the police, the incident took place in the city's Kanota area around 2 am.
"The girl's father has lodged a first information report (FIR) against two youths, Balram and Kailash. He says that the duo barged into his makeshift tent and took away his 10-year-old daughter while he and his wife were sleeping," said sub-inspector Ganga Singh, who is probing the case.
The duo took the girl to the shop where they worked and raped her, the officer said.
He added, "They fled from the spot leaving the girl bleeding. She somehow managed to reach her parents and narrated the incident to them."
"The two youths are on the run. We have rushed teams in their search," said the officer.