A police sub-inspector was arrested in Rajasthan’s Dausa district on Friday for allegedly raping a four-year-old daughter of a constable, reported the Hindustan Times.

Sub-inspector Bhupendra Singh was booked under the sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and section 376 (punishment for rape) of the Indian Penal Code, Assistant Superintendent of Police Bajrang Singh told ANI.

Bhupendra Singh was posted at Rahuwas police station for election duty. The Assembly polls will be held in the state on November 25.

On Friday afternoon, the accused had gone to his colleague’s room and lured the girl into his accommodation, where he allegedly raped her. The minor told her mother about the assault.

Singh was arrested after the girl’s father, who is posted in Jaipur, returned home and went to Rahuwas police station to register a complaint against him.

“The exact age of the victim girl will be determined after a medical examination and based on the report of the victim’s family members,” Dausa Superintendent of Police Vandita Rana told PTI. “The estimated age of the girl is around four to five years.”

A video shared by Bharatiya Janata Party MP Kirodi Lal Meena showed residents protesting against Singh outside the Rahuwas police station in large numbers.

The BJP MP accused the ruling Congress government of incompetence.

“I have reached the spot to provide justice to the innocent child,” he said in a tweet. “The police, which has become autocratic due to the incompetence of the Ashok Gehlot government, is not ashamed of committing atrocities even on a sensitive occasion like elections.”

Rajasthan minister Pratap Khachariyawas said that such cases should not be used to target political parties, reported ANI. “A person does not commit crime according to some party,” he said. “The criminals in such cases will go to jail and hanged to death.”

He added that it is the responsibility of every party to prevent crimes from happening. “Our government will ensure that the accused is punished,” he said.