A 10-year-old girl was brutally beaten and then allegedly raped by her uncle in Aman Vihar area of outer Delhi on March 20. The accused was arrested on Tuesday.
According to police, the incident took place when the girl, a class IV student of the local government school, was alone at her home.
"The victim's father had gone to his hometown in Uttar Pradesh and the girl was being looked after by her mother. On the fateful day, the girl's mother had gone out for some work. At that moment her uncle, identified as Rajesh Tiwari, came to their house. Finding the girl alone, he took her inside a room, bolted the door and assaulted her. He then raped her. When the girl became unconscious, he fled from the spot," said a senior police official.
The incident came to light when the victim's neighbour Sunita came to her house and discovered her lying unconscious in the room. She then took her to Sanjay Gandhi Memorial hospital, the official added.
Police were informed and after the medical examination, a case of rape was filed at Aman Vihar police station.