The 10-year-old girl was later rescued and admitted to hospital (Representational)
A group of men allegedly kidnapped a sleeping 10-year-old girl from her house and raped her in Odisha's Ganjam district, police said Thursday.
The incident took place at Dhoyakana village on late Wednesday night.
The class 4 student was admitted at the MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur.
Three burglars entered the house by breaking the lock of the main door to when the members of the family were sleeping, Superintendent of Police Brijesh Kumar Rai.
They kidnapped the girl and when she woke up, forced her to keep mum by brandishing a knife.
"Preliminary investigation revealed that one of the three persons raped the minor girl in a farmland near her house. After that they left her there and fled," the SP said.
Later the girl was rescued and admitted to hospital.
Her father said the accused might have stolen some valuables from the house before kidnapping his daughter.
Local lawmaker Srikant Sahu visited the survivor's house and demanded immediate arrest of the culprits.
State BJP women's wing secretary Babita Patra and district Congress working president Deepak Patnaik visited the survivor at the hospital and enquired about her condition.