An eight-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her father in an inebriated state at their residence in Neemuch town of Madhya Pradesh.
The incident came to light after police received the complaint from an anonymous caller on a child helpline service.
“The caller told us that during the evening, the man in a drunken state use to beat his daughter every day. Later, officials made efforts to search the victim but only were able to find the girl after two days at her residence,” said Rakesh Mohan Shukla, Chief Superintendent of Police.
The girl narrated her ordeal to the child counsellor, who then told everything to the police.
The minor was later sent for medical examination where it was confirmed that she was raped.
The accused, a labourer by profession, has been booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
The judge has appointed a Special Investigation Team to probe the matter.