Ballia, Uttar Pradesh:
A 23-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday in connection with a three-year-old case of kidnap and rape, the police said.
For the last three years, the accused and the girl had been living together after marriage, senior police official Yogesh Yadav said, adding they have two children.
The man, a resident of Mau district, was arrested from Ibrahimpatti Nahar crossing on Wednesday following a tip-off.
On June 26, 2018, a case was registered at Bheempura police station against him under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act for kidnap and rape of the 15-year-old girl on the complaint of her father.
In the course of investigation, police attached his property and announced a cash reward of Rs 25,000 for information leading to his arrest.