A veterinary doctor and his father were arrested on charge of rape of a 14-year-old girl whom the doctor had adopted through Vathsalya Charitable Trust in Bangalore a few years ago.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (Mandya Sub-Division) Shobharani said Manjunath (55) and Ramachandra Rao (88) are residents of Shankara Nagar here.

The incident came to light in the third week of March after the victim approached the Child Welfare Committee to narrate her ordeal.

Later, committee president Venkatesh had filed a complaint against the duo under certain sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences act 2012 and the Indian Penal Code.

However, the duo were absconding and were staying in Bangalore. Based on credible information, the police raided a place in Bangalore on Wednesday and arrested the duo, Ms. Shobharani told The Hindu .

The accused were sent for medical examination.

Mandya West police is investigating.