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Dad arrested for raping 17-year-old daughter when mom not at home (India)



Digha man held for sexually assaulting teenage daughter

George Mendonca,TNN | Apr 30, 2014, 12.00 AM IST

NAVI MUMBAI: The Rabale police has arrested a 40-year-old man from a Digha slum for allegedly sexually assaulting his 17-year-old daughter on multiple occasions in the past nine months. The accused was arrested on Tuesday afternoon, after his daughter finally lodged a rape complaint against him.

Senior inspector Gorakh Gojare said that the victim has alleged that he had sexually assaulted her five times between August 2013 and April 2014, when her mother was not at home.

The victim stayed with her grandmother when she was a child and, in June 2013, she came to stay with her parents. She confided in her mother but she did not believe her. She finally approached her neighbours and they accompanied her to the police station.

"The father was immediately arrested and booked under Section 376 (punishment for rape) of the IPC, along with Section 4 and 8 of The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act," Gojare added.