A 40-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping his 10-year-old daughter at a village in Mandsaur, police said on Sunday.
The accused, Gopal Kumhar (40), was arrested on Saturday from Nai Basti village on a complaint lodged by his daughter for repeatedly raping her for the last 11 months, they said.
The accused has three children and the victim, a class V student, is the eldest child, police said, adding that the children's mother had died in a road accident two years ago.
The girl first informed about the crime to her aunt living in the neighbourhood on Friday night when the accused again tried to assault her, they said.
Her aunt then took the girl to the police station and lodged a written complaint against her father, they said.
Medical examination of the girl confirmed sexual assault, police said.
The victim also mentioned that her father had threatened to kill her if she disclosed about the assault to anyone, they said.