Mumbai Crime: Father rapes minor daughter, physically assaults wife; arrested

Updated: 15 October, 2020 12:43 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

The accused tied his daughter's hands and legs when no one was at home, stuffed a piece of cloth in her mouth, and raped her, a police officer said

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The Byculla police on Sunday arrested a 35-year-old man for allegedly raping his 15-year-old daughter. Police officials said the accused was arrested after the victim's mother approached the police and filed a case against her husband.

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According to a report in Hindustan Times, the incident took place in July. The accused, who is a driver, tied his daughter's hands and legs when no one was at home, stuffed a piece of cloth in her mouth and raped her. In her statement to police, the victim said that her father threatened to kill her if she revealed it to anyone.

The accused was raped on multiple occasions, a police officer said. The alleged incident came to light after the girl narrated the ordeal to her mother. However, when the mother confronted her husband, he physically assaulted her and abused her. Following this, the woman approached the Byculla police and filed a complaint against the accused.

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An officer from Byculla police station said, "We have registered an FIR under Sections 376(2)(n) (commits rape repeatedly on the same woman), 323 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 506 (2) (Punishment for criminal intimidation), 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) of the Indian Penal Code and Sections 4 (Punishment for penetrative sexual assault) and 6 (Punishment for aggravated penetrative sexual assault) of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act."

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First Published: 15 October, 2020 12:25 IST

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