Mumbai court sentences man to life for raping live-in partner’s minor daughters, impregnating them
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Mumbai court sentences man to life for raping live-in partner’s minor daughters, impregnating them

35-year-old man repeatedly raped the daughters, who were aged 17 and 15 respectively

mumbai Updated: May 25, 2018 00:33 IST
Charul Shah
Charul Shah
Hindustan Times
While the 15-year-old girl was found to be 3 months pregnant, the 17 -year-old was found to be two-and-a-half months pregnant. They underwent abortions later.(HT FILE)

A special Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) court on Thursday sentenced a 35-year-old man to life imprisonment for raping his live-in partner’s two minor daughters on multiple occasions and impregnating them.

According to the complaint filed with Kala Chowki police station by the victims’ mother, a housemaid, she had been in a live-in relationship with the accused since 2008. The complainant had lost her husband, and a year later she had met the convict.

The woman said in her complaint that the convict used to assault her and harass her. On one such occasion on March 24, 2017, the convict tried to sexually abuse her 15-year-old younger daughter, but she resisted. After the incident, the girl confided in her mother. She told her mother that the convict had raped her on several occasions over a period of five to six months prior to March 2017.

After the incident, the complainant confronted both her daughters, aged 15 and 17, who told her they had been repeatedly raped by the convict.

Both girls told her that they were frequently raped by the convict. The woman later registered a rape case with the local police station.

When the girls underwent medical examination, they were found to be pregnant. The examination revealed that the younger daughter was three months pregnant and the elder daughter was two-and-a-half months pregnant. The prosecution also collected DNA samples from the victims and the convict. The samples matched, proving that the convict had impregnated the girls. Both the girls later underwent abortions at a government hospital in the city.

During the trial the victims supported the prosecution and narrated the instances of rape to the court. The prosecution examined around 15 witnesses to prove the case against the convict.

First Published: May 25, 2018 00:31 IST