Girl re­peat­edly raped by fa­ther, ac­cused held

The Hitavada - - NATION -

A 16-YEAR-OLD girl was al­legedly re­peat­edly raped by her fa­ther in Bhi­wandi town­ship in Thane dis­trict of Ma­ha­rash­tra, po­lice said on Fri­day. The 50-year-old ac­cused, a res­i­dent of Padma Na­gar in Bhi­wandi, was ar­rested on Thurs­day fol­low­ing a com­plaint by mi­nor. “The man used to sex­u­ally as­sault his daugh­ter when other mem­bers of the fam­ily slept. 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 courage to ap­proach the po­lice and lodged a com­plaint against her fa­ther on Thurs­day, fol­low­ing which he was ar­rested by Bhi­wandi po­lice.

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

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