Patiala,Punjab: A man was arrested for allegedly raping his 10-year-old daughter in an inebriated state Not only had he raped the minor he also beat up his wife for trying to prevent him.

As per details, the girl told the police that her father had tried to assault her number of times earlier too, but she managed to escape. But this time her father thrashed her mother, threw her out of the room, and then raped his daughter.

According to a Hindi daily, the victim said that her father, Gurbachan Singh, also threatened to kill her if she told anybody about the incident.

The case became known when a relative of the victim called the child helpline number and reported the matter.

But before the police could arrive, the locals gathered in front of the house after hearing the woman screaming for help . They thrashed the man before handing him over to the police.

The child was sent for medical examination and her mother demanded stern action against her husband. She said, "I would rather be widowed than live with such a husband."

Acting on the complaints of the victim's mother Bhunerheri police station in-charge Karanvir Singh said the accused has been arrested.