Note that dad BABU LAL "was staying with his two daughters after his wife left him a few years ago." I guess that's a roundabout way of saying he was a single, custodial father. Now Dad will be staying in prison for life after being convicted of raping his 12-year-old daughter.
Man gets life term for raping daughter
STAFF WRITER 19:35 HRS IST
Ambala, Jan 22 (PTI) A court here has sentenced a 45-year old man to life in prison after finding him guilty of raping his minor daughter, a case which it disposed of inside six months.
District and Sessions Judge B M Bedi yesterday awarded the sentence to Babu Lal, a carpenter from Burio village, who was staying with his two daughters after his wife left him a few years ago.
Earlier, the 12-year-old victim told the court that on the night of July 4 last year, her father in an intoxicated condition raped her and when she resisted he slapped and threatened her of dire consequences.
After four days the convict again raped her. The matter was finally out when the girl narrated her plight to an Aanganwari worker Nirmala, whose husband, the village sarpanch, lodged a complaint with the police. Lal was arrested on July 10.