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26 September 2017 Last updated 24 minutes ago

Mumbai man repeatedly rapes 12-year-old daughter for 15 months

Mumbai man repeatedly rapes 12-year-old daughter for 15 months Reuters Image Mumbai man repeatedly rapes 12-year-old daughter for 15 months

A man based in Dombivli, Mumbai, repeatedly raped his 12-year-old daughter for a period of 15 months while his wife was away. The man accused of rape had been working as an attendant in Central Railway, the Hindustan Times reported.

Police reported that he had committed the crime while his wife was away and threatened his 12-year-old daughter not to mention what had been happening to anyone.

However, the rape victim finally confided the horrors she had gone through to her mother when her father left town for a week.

As a result, her mother reported the incident to the police and lodged a complaint after which the seventh grade rape-victim’s father was arrested.

The rape case has been registered under section 376 and 377 of the Indian Penal Code and the POCSO Act 2012. The man has been remanded in police custody till August 24.

Previously in June, an Indian police officer had also been arrested on charges of raping his daughter inside a police post in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

The assistant sub-inspector, posted at Manth chowki of Mathura at the Agra-Delhi Yamuna Expressway, was set to retire after three days, Times of India reported.

According to his colleagues, it was difficult for them to believe that the 58-year-old, who was looking forward to being with his grown-up sons and grandchildren in superannuation, could do something like this with his 35-year-old married daughter.

“The accused has been arrested and placed under suspension,” circle officer Sanjay Kumar Sagar said, adding the daughter has filed a complaint alleging that the cop raped her when she had come to meet him at the police post on Monday.

Meanwhile, police sources said the accused has admitted to his crime and also claimed that his daughter ‘provoked’ him to commit the offence. “During preliminary investigation, the woman revealed that her father had physically abused her when she was a 14-year-old,” they said. “After her marriage, her sexual exploitation stopped and she didn’t suspect that her father would assault her again after so long.”

In her complaint, the victim maintained that she came to Agra for some medical tests and since it got late, she decided to stay with her father at the post for the night and come back to Agra for more tests instead of going to her in-laws’ house in Firozabad.

“I thought my father must have changed in so many years, but I was proved wrong,” she told the police. Soon after the incident, she called up her husband who came to the spot and called up police.

This article originally appeared on Hindustan Times.