Father of 16-year-old girl rescued from prostitution ring in Pune raped her for three years
Police have arrested the girl’s father and are investigating the role of his second wife in the crime. The girl was pushed into flesh trade by her uncle.Updated: Nov 12, 2017 22:34 IST
A 16-year-old girl, rescued from prostitution ring last week, has revealed that her father allegedly raped her for three years before her uncle pushed her into the trade.
Police have arrested her father and are investigating his second wife’s involvement in the crime.
According to police officials, the teen told a counsellor at the rescue home in Yerawada that her mother had committed suicide in 2010 and her father had served jail time for abetment to the suicide.
After his release, he forcefully established sexual relations with his daughter and married another woman.
He would buy her a pill from a medical store whenever she complained of pain. She also claims to have spoken about this to counsellors at her school. The principal of the school had alerted the father’s sister, she said in a complaint filed with the police.
The girl’s father has been booked for rape and defamation, besides various sections of Prevention of Children against Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012.
The case was then transferred to the Bund Garden police station.
The complainant, along with another woman, was rescued from a prostitution ring in Yerawada by the social security cell of Pune police crime branch, on Friday.
First Published: Nov 12, 2017 16:07 IST