Thane man jumps in front of train after stepdaughters file rape complaint against him

The two sisters, aged 15 and 18, approached the police on Sunday.

mumbai Updated: Mar 06, 2018 10:33 IST
Arvind Walmiki
Arvind Walmiki
Hindustan Times
The elder daughter has alleged that she was being molested and raped since 2014.(Representational photo)

A 43-year-old cab driver committed suicide after his two stepdaughters lodged a complaint against him, alleging that he had molested and raped them over the past few years.

The two sisters, aged 15 and 18, approached the police on Sunday.

The police, who were searching for him, later came to know that he had committed suicide in Palghar by jumping in front of a train.

He had gotten married to the girls’ mother in 2013 and agreed to take care of the two girls.

“The girls have alleged that the elder daughter was molested and raped since 2014,” said a police officer from Shrinagar police station.

Sulbha Patil, senior police inspector from Shrinagar police station, said, “We came to know that the man had committed suicide on Monday night by jumping in front of running train at Palghar.”

“His wife informed us and we confirmed this with the Palghar police. We are yet to get an official statement from the Palghar police,” said Patil.

“The girls have alleged that they were threatened and beaten up. They were scared to lodge a complaint before. On Friday, the man lured his younger stepdaughter over ice-cream and took her to an isolated place and allegedly raped her. It was then that the elder daughter decided to approach the police,” added Patil.

First Published: Mar 06, 2018 01:10 IST