Nagpur man arrested for raping minor daughter for three years
Officials said the incident came to fore after one of the girl’s friends brought it to the notice of the school principal. The principal alerted the girl’s mother but she kept quiet until she saw her husband abusing their daughter at home on Sunday.Updated: Jan 22, 2018 18:23 IST
Hindustan Times, Nagpur
A 45-year old man has been arrested in Maharashtra’s Nagpur for allegedly raping his 13-year-old daughter for the last three years, police said on Monday.
Officials said the incident came to fore after one of the girl’s friends brought it to the notice of the school principal. The principal, police said, alerted the girl’s mother but she kept quiet until she saw her husband abusing their daughter at home on Sunday.
The mother approached the local police in Gittikhadan area of the city and lodged a complaint against her husband, a peon in a school. The accused has been arrested by the police on charges of rape, molestation and child abuse.
Officials said the Class 8 student has developed suicidal tendencies and is undergoing treatment after repeated attempts to end her life.
The Nagpur bench of the Bombay high court sentenced a man named Rameshwar Iwanathe to life imprisonment and slapped a fine of Rs 10,000 for raping his minor daughter for two years, a couple of months ago. The incident took place four years ago.
The National Crime Records Bureau’s recent report on crime shows there was a sharp increase in the cases of rape against children in 2016 by over 82% as compared to 2015.
The report said that 38,947 cases of rape were registered in 2016 across the country under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act as well as Section 376 and other related sections of the Indian Penal Code.
It said, “the accused of rapes in 94.6% cases are none other than the victim’s relatives including brother, father, grandfather, sons or acquaintances.”
It added that the accused were related to the victims in 36,859 cases and that in 630 cases, the victims were allegedly raped by grand-father, father, brother and son while in 1,087 cases the accused were acquaintances.
(With PTI inputs)
First Published: Jan 22, 2018 18:23 IST