A 23-year-old married woman from Rajkot city has accused her stepfather of raping her repeatedly for the past five months. In her complaint to the police,she also alleged that he had threatened to kill her three-year-old daughter if she told anyone about it.
The woman called up police control room on Sunday morning,stating that she had been raped by her stepfather in the wee hours of the day. After inquiry,the women police station registered an FIR against her 56-year-old stepfather for rape and criminal intimidation.
In her complaint,the woman stated that she came to live with her mother and stepfather five months ago after she had a fight with her husband. Only two days after she came to live with them,her stepfather forced himself on her while her mother,who is a rag-picker,was away from home. Threatening to kill her child if she told anyone,he kept raping her repeatedly for almost five months. Police have arrested the man in question late on Sunday night.
The accused has two wives. He had three children with his first wife,who is mentally unstable. The man married the victims mother and accepted her four children,including the victim,from her previous marriage, police inspector in-charge of women police station Gita Pathan said.
The accused has denied the allegation. However,we have put both the victim and the alleged perpetrator though medical examination. We are still waiting for the results, Pathan,who is the the investigation officer in the case,said.
The accused was produced in a local court on Monday evening,that sent him to judicial custody for 14 days.
This is the third complaint of rape registered in the city this month.