India, May 15 -- The Madhya Pradesh police have arrested the owner of a private school in Bhopal two weeks after he was accused of allegedly raping an eight-year-old girl at the hostel campus, police said on Tuesday.

Miniraj Modi was arrested after the rape survivor identified him on Monday. Police said they have also detained and suspended an assistant sub-inspector, Prakash Rajput, who allegedly mounted pressure on the minor girl's mother to withdraw the rape complaint.

Deputy commissioner of police (DCP), Bhopal City (Zone 2), Shradha Tiwari, said Modi was arrested on Monday by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) after the minor girl identified him.

Modi is currently under police custody and is being interrogated, said Tiwari, adding...