A 42-year-old was arrested for allegedly raping a three-year-old girl on 100 Futta Road in Sherpur on Monday.
The girl has been admitted to civil hospital where her condition is stated to be critical.
Father of the victim is a vegetable vendor, while the accused is a street vendor who sells unstitched clothes.
The victim's father said his daughter went missing on Monday morning. When he started looking for her, he found her lying unconscious in the room of Lal Bahadur Yadav, who is known to him.
He informed the police and rushed the girl to civil hospital, following which the police booked Yadav for rape.
The police have been awaiting reports of medical examination of the victim.
This is the such case in the past three days. Akhilesh Kumar of Sherpur Kalan was arrested on Saturday for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl. The victim is friend of Akhilesh's sister-in-law. The police also booked Akhilesh's sister-in-law in the case. According to victim's father, Akhilesh's sister-in-law ferried his daughter to her house, where Akhilesh raped her. The police had arrested Akhilesh and his sister-in-law following the complaint.