In a shocking incident, a father was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly raping his 13-year-old daughter for months at their house under Shivaji Nagar police station area.
According to the police, the accused had reportedly raped the victim at the knifepoint for the past several months.
The girl’s mother works as a domestic help while her father didn’t do anything and was an alcoholic.
The girl’s mother alleged in her police complaint that her 13-year-old daughter used to stay alone at their home and when she left for her work, her husband took the advantage of this and raped her several times.
During an investigation, the girl disclosed that the accused had been physically abusing her for the past several months and had threatened her to keep quiet.
When confronted by her mother, the 13-year-old narrated her ordeal to her. “My daughter started crying and told me that her father deliberately put her to sleep in another room.
“When the victim’s mother would fall asleep, he used to go into the room and sexually exploited her. He even threatened her with dire consequences if she revealed the crime to anyone,” she said.
“During interrogation, he confessed to the crime. An FIR was registered against the accused on the basis of the complaint filed by the girl’s mother under various sections of the IPC including Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act at Shivaji Nagar police station. He was produced in a city court on Wednesday that remanded him in judicial custody,” said police spokesperson Subhash Boken.
He further said that the victim was given counselling at the police station and she is presently putting up with her mother.