A 58-year-old man was arrested on Sunday for raping his 32-year-old daughter over the past 14 years in Orissa’s Bhadrak district, located 140 km north of Bhubaneswar. The daughter, who is now married, lodged a written complaint with the Bansada police station of Bhadrak district after her father made repeated advances to have physical relationship with her after her marriage.
In her FIR, the daughter has alleged that her father Bishnumohan Panda of Rajgurupur village first raped her when she was 14. The FIR has also mentioned that Panda threatened her with dire consequences whenever she tried to oppose his advances to have physical relationship with her. The daughter has also mentioned in her FIR that she aborted many of his unborn children.
Though Panda got the daughter married, he subsequently kept her at his home along with the husband for the last five years only to have sex with her during the husband’s absence, the FIR said. On August 30, Panda attacked the daughter with a bill-hook after she resisted his advances. After being injured, she with the help of the neighbours lodged a FIR with the police.
Damodar Mohapatra, officer-in-charge of Bansada police station said, “Panda has been arrested and has been remanded to judicial custody after his bail pleas was rejected”. The daughter is also a mother of two children.