TNN | Dec 23, 2012, 02.11 AM IST

VADODARA: A two-year-old girl was allegedlyraped by a man who was a guest in her house in Halol town in Panchmahal. The accused tied her hands and legs with rope and raped her in an open field away from her home, leaving the town shocked.The girl has suffered serious injuries on her private parts but they are not life-threatening, said doctors at SSG Hospital in Vadodara where she has been admitted.

The victim’s parents are from Nepal. The father is employed as a security guard in Halol. Police officials said that the girl was lured away by the accused, Keshavraj Joshi, 32, also from Nepal, on the pretext of buying her biscuits on Friday evening. When the two did not return for a long time, the parents got worried and started looking for them.

Joshi was tracked down to an isolated spot, sitting alone. He gave vague replies about whereabouts of the girl. Eventually the girl was spotted not far away with her hands and legs tied amid bushes. She was bleeding profusely from her private parts.

Police inspector J K Patel said medical examination of both the accused and the victim has been conducted. The results are awaited.