A Delhi court on Monday awarded 10 years rigorous imprisonment to a man for raping his two daughters at their home for a year.
“Where else the victims could have resided safely? The offence committed by the convict, who also happens to be the father of the victims, is heinous and requires to be dealt with severely,” District and Sessions Judge S P Garg said.
The court also slapped a fine of Rs 5,000 on convict Ram Singh, a resident of Malviya Nagar in south Delhi, after the offence under section 376 (rape) of the IPC was established against him.
It trashed the plea that the convict was implicated as he did not approve the affair of one of the victims.
Terming the testimonies of the victims as “reliable”, the court said “the convict is the father of the victim who not only raped his elder daughter, 16, but also did not spare the other daughter of tender age of 11 years.”
A FIR at Malviya Nagar police station was lodged on September 22, 2008, by the elder daughter alleging he was a dipsomaniac and used to beat her and her three other siblings.
The convict, who used to return home in drunken state, raped her thrice during 2007 and later, ravished her 11-year-old sister, the complainant alleged.