A 21-year-old youth was arrested for allegedly raping a four-year-old girl in Kalay village of Sanguem taluka, police said today.
The accused, Manjunath Shinde, who was living in the girl's neighbourhood, allegedly led her into his room Sunday by luring her with some food items and raped her there, police said.
The victim's mother later lodged a complaint.
The accused went into hiding in the nearby forest from where he was nabbed last evening.
Shinde, hailing from Karnataka, was working as a truck driver with a mining firm, police said.