Dharwad: A Class 8 girl allegedly committed suicide after being raped in a village in north Karnataka.

According to police, the incident occurred when the girl was on her way to a temple on July 30 at Bogur in Dharwad district.

The girl returned home and reported the matter to her mother. And later, she consumed poison, police said. She was rushed to a hospital but was declared brought dead.

According to reports, the accused has already been arrested.

Karnataka state minister for medium and large industries, Jagadish Shettar has promised justice to the family. "An incident of rape and death of a minor girl has taken place recently in village Bogur in Dharwad district. I met the family of the victim and consoled them," the minister said in a tweet.

Shettar added that he has asked police to investigate the matter and provide security to the family.