4A child is pictured at the home of a couple who allegedly raped a baby girl at their home in Haryana on Thursday.
A day earlier, the family member who raped the baby, allegedly by taking her to a nearby house, has been arrested.
The case has raised red flags in the state.
In the past few days, more than two dozen rape cases have been registered in the northern state.
The accused in the latest incident have been arrested in the district of Rohtak and are undergoing police interrogation, a senior police official said.
Police have launched a joint investigation into the case and will file a case against the family members, the official said, requesting anonymity.
The victim’s mother and father were also arrested on Thursday and were being questioned, police said.
The baby was allegedly raped by the couple, who are a family friend, in the early hours of Thursday, a day after they allegedly assaulted the baby.
The mother and her husband allegedly broke into the home and forced the child to perform oral sex.
Later, they allegedly raped the child, a police official confirmed.
On Thursday, the woman told the police that the child was crying, and when she tried to help, she was sexually assaulted by the accused.
At the same time, the couple allegedly committed another rape on the same day.
During the interrogation, the girl told the authorities that the accused was her father.
“The baby had been sexually assaulted and her body was lying on the floor, but she was still crying,” the police official added.
According to the girl, her father was in jail, and she was going to visit him.
She also said that the family was planning to commit a robbery on the family home.