A five-year-old girl was raped by her neighbour, who was arrested hours later after the minor's family lodged a complaint, police said Monday.

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The victim was alone at her house in Delhi's Narela area late Sunday when her 20-year-old neighbour, identified as Deepak, committed the crime and fled.

The victim's family filed a First Information Report (FIR) a few hours later and medical tests confirmed rape, following which the accused was arrested, police said.