The local police arrested a 35-year-old man for allegedly raping his minor niece at Gannaur village near Gohana town of Sonepat district, here on Thursday.
The accused has been identified as Sanjay Kumar.
As per details the victim, 12, whose mother died few years ago used to live with his father and two siblings at the said village.
The accused who also used to live with them was sleeping with victim's father on terrace, while the girl along with her siblings was sleeping inside the house.
When the victim's father fell asleep, the accused came down and committed the crime and threatened the victim of dire consequences if she reveals it to anyone.
The matter came to fore, when victim narrated the incident to her father, who reported the matter to police.
The police then arrested the accused within hours of lodging a case under 376 (rape) of IPC act and Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences Act(POCSO).