The Shahu Nagar Police have arrested a 38-year-old father for allegedly raping his 13-year-old daughter. The father had been raping his daughter for quite a few months. After a case was registered on Thursday, the police are on the lookout for the victim’s absconding brother who is also suspected to have played an active role in the crime.
According to the police, the accused is a resident of Mahim east and was frequently raping his daughter along with his brother. While registering the complaint, the mother of the victim alleged that on Thursday, she caught her husband red-handed while he was attempting to rape the girl who was crying for help after which she along with the neighbors sought police help.
As per the statements recorded by the police, the neighbors of the victim had sensed something suspicious after they were approached by the victim complaining that she was subjected to some inappropriate behavior by her father. The victim’s mother too had recently begun noticing that the girl wanted to say something to her but out of fear of her father’s anger, she could not speak up about the series of incidents she faced. The victim’s father who was unemployed for years recently began driving auto-rickshaw for his livelihood. The victim’s mother, when she once confronted with her husband about the issues the girl was facing was threatened to be divorced if she shares the details of the incident with anyone.
“So far, the accused has been booked under section 376 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code and section 4,6,8,10 and 12 of the Protection of the Children from Sexual Offences Act and the victim has been sent to Sion hospital for medical examination. Another absconding accused of the case is being searched.” said a police officer.