Lucknow, Mar 3: A three-year-old girl, who was raped by her uncle on Holi, has been fighting for her life at a Lucknow hospital. She was raped by her uncle in an abandoned building on Friday afternoon. The girl, found by the locals, underwent a surgery and is now said to be in a critical state.

The 20-year-old accused was arrested and sent to jail for raping the minor. The accused, who is a brother of the victim’s father, had come to her house to celebrate Holi.

The girl was playing outside her house when he took the girl to an abandoned building on the pretext of giving her “some eatables and sexually assaulted her,” said Ramesh Chandra Yadav, inspector, Thakurganj police station.

The girl’s father is a daily wage labourer in Lucknow Municipal Corporation in Uttar Pradesh. She went missing on Friday afternoon and was later found at an abandoned under-construction building nearby.

“A group of locals nabbed the girl’s uncle coming out of the abandoned building. He was beaten up badly before being handed over to us,” the police added.