Section 144 been imposed in the area and Rapid Action Force has been deployed to prevent any flare up.
The girl's family claimed that police only filed an FIR of molestation and not of rape. The girl was sent for medical examination.
Police said that they added sections under the Prevention of Children Against Sexual Offences Act (POSCO).
Ghaziabad DIG said, "The complaint was filed according to the girl's statement. We have deployed police at religious places in the area. We will take strict action against those spreading rumours."
Parents alleged that the incident took place when she was playing outside the home of Sher Mohammad and he took her inside on some pretext and tried to rape her, said Gorakhnath Yadav, Station House Officer of Samgam Vihar area.
The accused and the victim are from two different communities.
The girl's aunt said that the people refused to help the family. She said, "The girl was sitting alone outside her house when the accused came inside the house. The police didn't help us at all. They threatened us that we should leave our house and stay elsewhere for a few days and not talk about the incident with anyone. Police even lathicharged us."
The Uttar Pradesh government, however, hit out at media for reporting the incident. SP leader Naresh Agarwal said, "I don't understand why is media focusing only on UP. It's not that UP is on top in terms of crimes. It' s not that we are defending ourselves on crimes but strict actions are taken against such crimes."