A 55-year-old man, who allegedly raped a minor girl was arrested from Goshamahal here, police said today.
The accusedTulasi Ram Yadav, allegedly raped the girl at his rented room on the night of June 23, they said based on a complaint lodged by the girl's mother.
"The accused grew close to her, by buying her chocolates, biscuits, etc while she used to cycle in the area," police said.
The 14-year-old after returning home the next day informed about the incident to her mother, who lodged a complaint with police on June 24.
Based on the complaint, a case was registered against the man under relevant sections of IPC and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
The accused was arrested yesterday, police said.
The victim was sent for counselling to 'Bharosa' (a centre to support women and children who are victims of violence) and for medical treatment, they added.