Rape in India
A protester with a gag tied around her mouth takes part in a silent protest for a gang rape victim in New Delhi December 29, 2012. The Indian woman whose gang rape in New Delhi triggered violent protests died of her injuries on Saturday in a Singapore hospital, bringing a security lockdown in Delhi and recognition from India's prime minister that social change is needed.REUTERS/Adnan Abidi [Representational Image]

A two-year-old girl was molested by her maternal grandfather in Madhya Pradesh's Indore city, police said.

The accused, Lakhan Yadav, has been arrested, police said late on Thursday.

The incident happened around 4 p.m. on Thursday when the mother of the victim left her under the care of Yadav to buy groceries from outside. Upon returning, she heard her daughter's screams and rushed her to a nearby hospital.

Seeing the critical condition of the girl, the hospital referred her to Maharaja Yeshwantrao Hospital, which denied treatment. The mother then returned home with her daughter.

The police took charge of the situation around 11 p.m. and took the victim to the hospital after the incident went viral on social media.