"The victim's mother, who lives in Majnu Ka Tila area in north Delhi, approached police Saturday and said that her daughter was raped by her husband," said an officer.

A medical examination of the victim confirmed rape.

Police said yesterday, that victim's mother, a labourer, was not at home when the incident took place Saturday morning. The victim told her mother when she returned.

The accused, who is unemployed, used to drink regularly, police said.