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Charkop man held for raping 8-yr-old daughter

The Charkop police arrested a 33-year old man for allegedly raping his eight-year-old daughter and forcing her into prostitution to fund his drug habits.

mumbai Updated: Nov 04, 2009 00:09 IST
HT Correspondent

The Charkop police arrested a 33-year old man for allegedly raping his eight-year-old daughter and forcing her into prostitution to fund his drug habits.

Satish Das and two of his friends was arrested on Tuesday. One of them has been identified as Shabbir Sayed (25). According to Charkop police officials, Das had been allegedly raping the girl for the last two years.

A few days ago, the girl approached Laljipada beat chowky, Kandivli (West) and complained to the police that her father had not been allowing her to meet and live with her grandfather in Chennai.

That’s when the police approached her grandfather and handed the girl over to him.

“During her interaction with her grandfather, she revealed that Das had forced her to beg on the streets. She then enacted and explained to her grandfather about what Das was doing to her. Having learnt that she was being sexually assaulted, the grandfather approached Charkop police on Tuesday and lodged a compliant against Das.

“Das would also get four of his friends to his house and allow them to rape the victim. He would then charge them money for it,” said Sanjay Bannerjee, deputy commissioner of police, Zone XI.

Bannerjee said Das was addicted to liquor and drugs. “He was unemployed, and he used the money earned from his friends to buy liquor and drugs,” he added. Das, police said, went to Cambodia in 2000, where he married a Cambodian national. The victim was their child.

The police said Das divorced his Cambodian wife in 2003, after which their daughter was handed over to a local NGO, then moved to Kolkata’s Missionaries of Charity, who traced her father in 2004, contacted him and gave her back to him.