A 64-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping his 23-year-old daughter in Kandivli (West).
The accused, who lives on a footpath in Poisar area with his wife, daughter and two other children, was caught red-handed by the neighbours and handed over to the police, said an officer from Kandivli police station.
According to the police, the incident took place around 2am on Tuesday.
“On Tuesday night, while his family members were asleep, the accused went up to his daughter and allegedly started sexually assaulting her. The woman raised an alarm, which alerted the neighbours and he was caught,” said Mahipati Pandharmise, senior inspector, Kandivli police station.
The footpath dwellers then handed him over to the police. The accused was arrested and booked under section 376 (punishment for rape) of the Indian Penal Code.
The police said the accused does odd jobs for a living. It is suspected that he had sexually assaulted the woman in the past as well. However, she did not confide in her family, said an officer.
The accused was produced before a metropolitan court on Wednesday, which remanded him in police custody. The police are probing if the accused targeted any of his other children.