A 43-year-old mathematics teacher was sent to judicial custody on Sunday for raping his 19-year-old daughter for the last six years. The victim shot a video on her mobile phone which exposed the alleged incident at their residence in a locality under Kavi Nagar police station area in Ghaziabad.
The 15-minute video shows the woman being raped by her father, who also operates a school in Ghaziabad. The man was arrested and produced before a court on Sunday.
“The young woman repeatedly suffered the assault by her own father for the past six years. She could not garner support from her mother as she was unable to stand up against her husband. The incidents took place when she was a minor, so we have booked the accused of rape and also under the provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act,” said Hemant Rai, station house officer, Kavi Nagar.
Before taking the step to stand up against the repeated assault by her father, the woman, who is a first-year graduation student, spoke about her ordeal with her friend. Later, her friend approached her own mother and the two further approached the mother of the victim.
“They counselled the victim’s mother to report the matter to police. Her mother knew about the incidents but kept quiet as she feared the social stigma the family will have to face later. In the meantime, the victim placed her mobile in her room and turned the video on when her mother was not present. The video clearly captured the assault by her father who is also seen threatening her and later forcing himself on her. The video is a vital piece of evidence and will be a part of investigation,” Rai added.
The victim’s mother took the woman to Kavi Nagar police station on Sunday and lodged a formal complaint against her husband.
The police have also levied section 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) of IPC as the accused also beat the victim often. He had also threatened his wife time and again about not reporting the matter to anyone.