Indore: With the help of a social activist, police managed to arrest an accused who allegedly raped a deaf and dumb minor girl in Khajrana area on Thursday. The accused was being questioned further.

Kamlesh Sharma, incharge of Khajrana police station said that a 15-year-old speech and hearing impaired girl was raped by a youth who was living in Khajrana area, the area where the victim too is living.

The incident came to light on Thursday when someone saw her tummy and informed Childline, an NGO for children’s welfare.

Later, Childline informed sign language expert Gyanendra Purohit to whom the girl narrated the story in sign language. Purohit and Childline members understood her ordeal and took her to the police.

Victim explained them a youth took her to a deserted place near Jhalariya village and raped her. Childline along with police team reached at the spot and later reached to Tanzim Nagar with girl where she identified the accused and the police arrested him.