03/02/2015 9:49 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST

Minor Physically-Challenged Girl Raped In Uttar Pradesh

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NEW DELHI, INDIA - JANUARY 13: Women protesters shouts slogans during a protest outside Delhi police headquarters against alleged police negligence in the murder and suspected rape of a woman January 13, 2015 in New Delhi, India. A 33-year-old woman was found gang-raped and brutally murdered in a Vasant Kunj nursery last week. (Photo by Arun Sharma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Amethi - A 16-year-old physically-challenged girl was today allegedly raped in the district, police said.

An FIR was lodged against the accused, Taz Mohammad, a resident of Pure Atta Agauna on the directions of Sub- Divisional Magistrate Vandita Sriwastava, SHO Mohanganj Ratan Singh said.

The victim, resident of Meteria, has been sent for medical examination, he said adding that a search is underway for the accused.