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Father-daughter rape case Court terms rapist's father 'inhuman and heinous'

chandigarh Updated: Mar 26, 2015 10:09 IST
Shailee Dogra
Shailee Dogra
Hindustan Times
Chandigarh

For graduation student raped by father for seven years, the conviction and 20 year jail to the rapist father comes as major respite but the cost of being deserted by the family is a bit too much to be paid.

It was her statement and startling revelation of the horror she lived through that proved the guilt of the accused who was termed as "inhuman and heinous" by the court, which awarded him 20 year jail and a fine of Rs 2 lakh on Tuesday.

The court also directed the police to assist the victim in claiming compensation from the UT administration under victim compensation scheme.

The court's copy of the punishment order, which was made available on Wednesday, said, "Father playing with the honour, grace and esteem of his daughter has crossed all the limits."

"A father is who is supposed to be the protector and savior became fiend and shattered his own daughter's dignity to pieces. He has cast a slur on the scared father-daughter relationship and has proved to be a big blot," reads the order of additional district and sessions judge, Anshu Shukla.

The victim, the eldest of five children of Sunil Kumar, a clerk in a private institute, had to leave her residence in Maloya last year, to stay as a paying guest after her entire family turned against her on the issue.

"I did not go to school for more than a month after he first raped me. I was in Class 6 then," the victim had told the court, adding that Kumar used to repeatedly rape her in their house where they lived with the rest of their family.

"I had no other option other than committing suicide. It was then that I decided to lodge a complaint," the victim told the court.

The case

The victim, studying in BA 1st year, had lodged a complaint with the UT police on June 23 last year, accusing her father Kumar of raping her.

She had alleged that the accused had been sexually exploiting her since she was in Class 6 and that she decided to lodge a complaint when her family refused to believe her.

However, the rest of her family including the convict had claimed that he had been falsely implicated for not approving the relationship of his daughter, the victim, with her teacher.