The rape allegedly took place when the girl was alone at home as her father had gone to Pune for work and her mother had gone to wash clothes at a public water tap in the vicinity. "The accused took advantage of the situation and barged into the house and raped her," said Subhash Dattatray Dafle, senior police inspector, Kurar police station.
When the victim's mother got back home, the child narrated the incident to her. When the father returned from Pune on Monday, he was told, after which he lodged a complaint. The girl's medical reports are awaited.
The police said Ruke has no previous criminal records.