Teenage school­girl gets rapist fa­ther ar­rested

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A 16-YEAR-OLD girl has got her fa­ther ar­rested for al­legedly re­peat­edly rap­ing her at their house in Bhi­wandi, Thane district, the po­lice said on Fri­day.

The 50-year-old ac­cused, a res­i­dent of Padma Nagar in Bhi­wandi, was ar­rested on Thurs­day fol­low­ing a com­plaint by the mi­nor school­girl.

“The man used to sex­u­ally as­sault his daugh­ter when other mem­bers of the fam­ily went to sleep. Be­fore the crime, he used to force her into taking some in­tox­i­cat­ing medicine and later gag her. He had been com­mit­ting the crime since Oc­to­ber 2017,” a po­lice of­fi­cer said. The ac­cused used to threaten the girl that he would kill her mother and si­b­lings if she re­vealed it to any­body, the of­fi­cer added.

The vic­tim fi­nally mus­tered the courage to ap­proach the po­lice and lodged a com­plaint on Thurs­day, fol­low­ing which the fa­ther was ar­rested.

The ac­cused has been booked un­der IPC sec­tions 376 (rape), 506 (crim­i­nal in­tim­i­da­tion) and the Pro­tec­tion of Chil­dren from Sex­ual Of­fences (Pocso) Act, the po­lice said.

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