‘I lived in constant terror of rape in my own house’

  • Monica Sharma, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jun 25, 2014 08:24 IST

“I used to live in constant terror and would feel uncomfortable whenever I was alone with my father,” said the 16-year-old girl who was raped by her father for over past five months.

The police nabbed her father, a resident of Mauli Jagran, on Sunday after the minor mustered courage and reported about his misdeeds to her mother.

“I wanted to study but my father did not let me do so. He withdrew my name from the school after I completed my class 4. I will like to study even now if I get a chance,” the victim said.
The minor who works as a maid with her mother in various houses went to work on Tuesday also.

Talking to HT, the victim said, “My father would literally pounce on me when I would be alone at home. My mother would go for her work and my three brothers off to school, the time my father would sexually assault me.”

She added, “I had got fed up of the torture and I finally mustered courage to narrate the incidents to my mother. Initially, I could not even understand what I was going through, but when it became a regular exercise I used to get scared.”

The victim further stated that, “I was also assaulted by my father and threatened of dire consequences if I ever told about the incident to anyone.”

Her mother said, “My daughter is fine now as she knows she will not have to bear the atrocity again.”

The minor victim told her mother about the sexual assault about a few days ago, who further shared the details with one of her employers. They then approached the police and got registered case.


The 19-year-old girl, a government college student, who was allegedly raped by her father, a resident of Maloya, for the past two months, had been sent to the Nari Niketan in Sector 26 because her mother is not ready to stand by her.

The victim’s mother was not even in the favour of her daughter reporting the matter to the police, who registered a case on Monday.

The mother told the police that she would be turned out and thrashed by her in-laws. Even when the victim’s tutor in Dadumajra helped the victim, the family criticised her also.

The mother also blamed the tutor that she misguided the victim to register a complaint against her father.

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