Man rapes 15-year-old daughter in Gujarat, arrested

Surat: In a shameful incident, Gujarat police on Sunday arrested a man for raping his 15-year-old daughter in Gujarat’s Surat.

The incident, which had taken four years ago, came to light after the victim disclosed about it to her maternal uncle, following which a case was registered on Saturday.

Acting on the complaint, police arrested the accused, an autorickshaw driver.

Amroli sub-inspector CR Desai, said, “According to the 15 years old victim, her father had raped her four years ago when her mother was away, and had threatened her to not reveal it to anyone.”

The victim had gone to her uncle’s place after her mother’s death on November 7 in a road accident. But, she refused to return to her father. On being asked the reason, she narrated her ordeal before her uncle.

The 41-year-old accused has been charged under sections 354 (assault or use of criminal force on a woman), 376 (sexual assault) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC as well as relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, the police said.

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