42-year-old Uran man held for im­preg­nat­ing mi­nor daugh­ter

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Pranab Jy­oti Bhuyan pranab.bhuyan@hin­dus­tan­times.com

NAVI MUM­BAI: A 42-year-old man from Uran, who al­legedly raped his mi­nor daugh­ter, was ar­rested on Thurs­day.

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, the ac­cused works as a se­cu­rity of­fi­cial with a pri­vate com­pany. He forced raped his 15-year-old daugh­ter around four months ago when she was alone at home. Af­ter com­mit­ting the crime, he asked her not to re­veal it to any­one else.

“The girl is now four months preg­nant,” said Ab­hay Ma­ha­jan, po­lice in­spec­tor from Uran po­lice sta­tion.

The girl is his daugh­ter from his first wife, whom he di­vorced.

He mar­ried for the se­cond time and the cou­ple has a daugh­ter. “His wife was also re­port­edly not aware of the in­ci­dent. Some of mem­bers of Mahila Dak­shta com­mit­tee learnt about it a few days ago and they spoke to the girl. Later, they con­vinced her to reg­is­ter an FIR against her father and we ar­rested the ac­cused on Thurs­day,” said Ma­ha­jan.

“Dur­ing in­ter­ro­ga­tion, the ac­cused told us that he did not get a son from his first as well as se­cond wife. So, he had sex with his daugh­ter ex­pect­ing a son from her,” Ma­ha­jan said.

The po­lice have booked the ac­cused un­der sec­tions 376 and rel­e­vant sec­tions of Pro­tec­tion of Chil­dren from Sex­ual Of­fences Act, 2012. He was pro­duced be­fore the ju­di­cial court on Fri­day and has been re­manded in po­lice cus­tody till Jan­uary 20.

“We have not found any crim­i­nal record of the ac­cused so far. We are prob­ing if he was un­der the in­flu­ence of al­co­hol when he com­mit­ted the crime,” said an­other po­lice of­fi­cer.

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