The police on Wednesday arrested 44-year-old man, a resident of Jagarpura village, for allegedly raping his 13-year-old daughter.
The girl, a student of a government school in Chandigarh, was living with her father who separated from her mother a few months back.
The girl on Tuesday called up her mother to inform her about the incident. She told her mother that she was sexually abused by her father ever since they separated. The mother then called up the child helpline at 1098 and informed them about the incident.
The child helpline further informed the SAS Nagar police who arrested the girl's father from his residence. A case under section 376 (rape) of the IPC was registered against the accused.
The medical of the girl confirmed rape and she had been sent to her mother.
The statement of the girl will be recorded on Thursday.