A 12-year-old girl was allegedly raped by an elderly man in a village in Maharashtra’s Jalna district. The police gave this information on Wednesday.
The incident took place on Tuesday following which the 65-year-old accused of five children and grandchildren was arrested late in the night, an official of the Badnapur police station said.
The victim lived at her maternal uncle’s house and the accused also lived in the neighbourhood.
The officer said that when the girl was feeding chickens on Tuesday, the man allegedly strangled her and forcefully took her to his house where he raped her, saying that the accused fled the village.
Later, the girl informed her uncle about the incident, who lodged a police complaint, he said.
A police team reached the village and the victim was sent for medical examination.
The accused was apprehended late in the night and a case was registered against him under relevant sections, the official said.