Mumbai man sentenced to life imprisonment for raping, impregnating minor daughter

The father raped the 15-year-old girl on occasions when she was alone at home between September 2014 and September 2015.

mumbai Updated: Dec 12, 2017 18:20 IST
Charul Shah
Charul Shah
Hindustan Times
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A special court for the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act sentenced a 40-year-old man to life imprisonment for repeatedly raping his minor daughter for a year and impregnating her.

A resident of Vikhroli, the father, who worked as a house keeper, raped the 15-year-old girl on occasions when she was alone at home between September 2014 and September 2015.

The act came out when the girl was found seven months pregnant.

On October 21, 2015, the girl complained of stomach pain to her mother. Initially, the family thought her pain was related to an appendix surgery conducted one-and-a-half years ago. But the pain did not subside. The mother took the girl to a doctor, who suggested a detail examination and a sonography test. The sonography test revealed that the girl was pregnant for seven months.

When the girl was confronted over the pregnancy, she revealed that her father had raped her over a year.

The girl in her statement and deposition said that her father used to rape her between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm when she was alone at home.

Based on the statement of the girl, the brother of the man lodged a complaint on behalf of the girl with the Park Site police station.

Public prosecutor Shankar Erande while presenting the case before the court examined six witnesses, including the girl, her mother and uncle, a medical officer and investigating officers. The key to the case was testimony of the victim and medical evidence which led to the sentence of the father.

The public prosecutor Shankar Erande while presenting the case before the court examined six witnesses, which included victim, her mother and uncle, medical officer and investigating officers. The key to the case was testimony of the victim and medical evidence which nailed father.

First Published: Dec 12, 2017 18:20 IST