A five-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her 45-year-old maternal grand-uncle at their rented accommodation here, police sources here said.

The alleged incident came to light on Friday after the girl, who lived with her mother, her aunt, and maternal grand-uncle, all hailing from Karnataka, complained of pain in the abdomen.

Doctors at the Kasaragod district hospital who examined the girl found that she had been sexually assaulted nearly a week ago, the police here said.

The police had registered a case against the grand-uncle, who is absconding.