A minor girl has been allegedly raped in West Bengal’s Malda district, police said today.

A youth, identified as Krishna Rishi, lured the Class IV student when she was alone at her house in Paharpur and allegedly raped her there on Friday, they said.

Hearing her cries, the neighbours came to her rescue and informed the police.

The youth managed to flee but was later arrested, police said, adding that the girl has been admitted to Malda Medical College Hospital for treatment.