Gangtok: Police have arrested a middle-aged man for allegedly raping his daughter in South Sikkim.
A police official at Ravangla Police Station said they arrested the 51-year-old man yesterday for allegedly raping his 21-year old daughter about 14 months back. The girl consequently gave birth to a girl child four months ago, the official said.
The matter remained under wraps as the incident occurred at a sparsely populated remote hamlet of Sumsi-Sokpey. The matter came to light only when the complaint of the birth of the child was verbally reported to the police by the concerned panchayats who had visited the village.
A case under u/s 376 IPC (relating to rape) has been registered against the accused.