Monday, September 24, 2012

Custodial dad arrested for raping 14-year-old daughter (India)

UNNAMED DAD (Amit is not his real name).

Man held for raping minor daughter

TNN Sep 23, 2012, 11.10PM IST

SURAT: Police arrested a 37-year-old man on Saturday for allegedly raping his 14-year-old daughter for three months in Ankleshwar. Medical examination has confirmed that the victim had been raped, police informed.

Amit, a contractual worker in Ankleshwar, had made the victim pregnant. She was also given medicines by the accused for abortion, the victim claimed in her complaint. "We questioned the accused father and found that he had committed the crime.

We are still investigating the case. Medical examination of the victim has confirmed that she had been raped. The girl was in a shock and was not in a position initially to discuss about the incident," said V N Yadav, police inspector, Ankleshwar, police station.

Amit had got married to Sunita of Surat 16 years ago. They became parents of daughter Anjali and son Arjun thereafter. Disputes started surfacing between the couple in 2007 and they separated. The couple mutually agreed in 2009 to raise one child each.

Anjali stayed with her father Amit in Ankleshwar while Arjun went with his mother Sunita to live in Surat. Anjali was a class VII student of a local school in Ankleshwar. Amit started raping Anjali from June 2012. He threatened her and asked to keep the matter a secret, police said. When she became pregnant in July, Amit brought her some medicines for abortion.

Meanwhile, Anjali visited her mother and told her about being raped by her father. The victim's mother approached police with Anjali, who then lodged a complaint at Ankleshwar police station against her father.

(Names have been changed to protect identities)