The Tilak Nagar police on Saturday arrested a 53-year-old man for molesting his daughter for the past one year.
In her statement to the police, the 14-year-old girl said her father would harass her often and touch her inappropriately.
“The man would force his daughter to touch him inappropriately when his wife was not at home,” said an officer from the Tilak Nagar police station.
The girl said her father threatened to kill her if she told anyone about the sexual abuse. However, she confided in her mother.
“The woman then confronted her husband, who threatened her. Scared, both mother and daughter decided not to speak up,” added an officer.
On Saturday, the Class 9 student told her principal about the molestation. The principal called an NGO, seeking help. The girl and her mother went to the Tilak Nagar police, who registered a case. “We dispatched a team to trace the accused. We found him in the area and brought him to the police station,” said an officer.
The accused was booked under sections of the Indian Penal Code and sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012.