Chhatarpur, January 24: A 24-year-old youth was arrested for allegedly raping a five-year-old girl in Madhya Pradesh's Chhatarpur district, a police official said on Wednesday. The accused used to live near neighbouring farm of the victim. Father of the minor girl lodged a complaint of the incident at Gaurihar police station in the district on Tuesday late evening, the senior police officer added. Madhya Pradesh Shocker: Minor Girl Delivers Baby in Toilet of Bhind Hospital, Leaves Newborn in Bucket

"A man lodged a complaint at Gaurihar police station on Tuesday around 8 pm that his five years old girl was raped by a 24-year-old youth living near his neighbouring farm. Acting on the complaint, a medical examination of the minor was conducted at the district hospital and the police registered a case against the accused under POCSO act and IPC section 376," said Amit Sanghi, Superintendent of Police (SP, Chhatarpur). Madhya Pradesh Shocker: Head Constable Dies After Being Shot While Chasing Miscreants in Seoni; Main Cultprit on the Run, Three Arrested (Watch Video)

The police also arrested the accused within a few hours of the complaint and now he would be produced before the court, the SP said. Further investigation into the matter is underway, he added.

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