Lucknow : A man was arrested for allegedly raping his 10-year-old niece while she was alone in her house in a town in Uttar Pradesh, the police said Monday.
“The incident took place Sunday in Gulaharia locality in Gorakhpur,” Police Inspector Anil Pandey said.
Ramesh Nishad, 30, accused of raping the girl, was arrested late Sunday when he was trying to leave Gorakhpur, some 270 km from Lucknow, the police said.
According to the police, the victim was alone in the house for the last four days as her family members had gone to Gujarat to attend a function.
“On the pretext of providing food to his niece, Nishad entered the girl’s home where he stuffed a cloth into her mouth and tied her hands, before raping her,” Pandey added.
“A case against Nishad has been registered at the Gulaharia Bazar police station,” Pandey said.
“The victim has undergone medical examinations and we are awaiting the medical reports,” he added.