48-year-old Nagpur man rapes minor daughter, wife catches him red-handedpune Updated: Jul 26, 2017 15:53 IST
The police informed that the accused and his daughter came to the city from Chattisgarh nearly four months ago in search of job opportunities.(HT PHOTO)
The city police arrested a 48-year old construction labourer on charges of raping his own minor daughter. Incidentally, the mother of the survivor caught him red-handed while he was raping their 15-year old daughter at their rented house at Kamptee, 20 km from Nagpur.
The police informed that the accused and his daughter came to the city from Chattisgarh nearly four months ago in search of job opportunities. Subsequently, the father got a job at a construction company in Kamptee. The accused brought the minor so that she would cook for him. But her mother stayed back at their ancestor’s house in Baloda Bazar of Chattisgarh .
It was said that the accused, who was addicted to alcohol, started sexually exploiting the minor since last month. He later threatened her with dire consequences if she disclosed the matter to anyone. However, she shared her ordeal with the neighbours. But initially they did not put their faith in her plights.
Fed up with the repeated sexual exploitation, the girl again narrated the ordeal to the neighbours and her friends. She also gave the mobile number of her mother to them. The neighbours subsequently rang up her mother and narrated the entire story to her.Shocked with the news, the mother of the girl reached Nagpur on July 21. But she was also hesitant to believe her initially.
On Monday, the mother of the girl went out for some work and the accused took the chance to exploit his daughter. After returning, the mother was shocked to see her husband sexually exploiting her daughter.
She immediately rushed to the Kamptee police station along with the girl and lodged a complaint against her husband. After reaching the police station, the minor also told the cops about the constant physical and mental harassment from her father.
Police have registered offences under section of 376 (2) of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 against the man.
The police have arrested the accused and taken his custody till Saturday for further interrogation.
First Published: Jul 26, 2017 12:23 IST