‘Rapist father used minor as sex slave for 3 years’

The baby delivered by a minor,who was allegedly raped for three years by her own father,died at the Zanana Hospital here on Saturday.

Written by Express News Service | Rajkot | Published:January 30, 2011 4:22 am

Baby delivered by the victim dies a day after birth; alert doctors blew the cover

The baby delivered by a minor,who was allegedly raped for three years by her own father,died at the Zanana Hospital here on Saturday.

The police have arrested the man,a 50-year-old farmer from Sardhar village in outskirts of Rajkot district,and are sending DNA samples of all the three for tests to ascertain the baby’s parenthood.

“The baby girl died at hospital. She was was too weak to survive,” said a police officer.

The police have initiated the procedure to collect DNA samples of deceased infant,the victim and her accused father,Keshu Timbalia.

The statements of the victim and other family members have been taken,the officer said.

According to police,the 16-year-old girl undergoing labour pains was admitted to Zanana Hospital on January 25. She was accompanied by her aunt.

After the delivery,doctors on duty informed the police since she was a minor.

Police said the case came to light only because of alertness displayed by doctors there.

“In the beginning,the scared victim kept insisting she was raped by some people. However,she could not come up with convincing names and details to support her claim,” said the police. “Later,she broke down during interrogation and admitted she had been raped by her father. It had all begun some three years ago.”

Investigations revealed that the girl’s mother,who is visually impaired,came to know about the situation only a few months ago. The girl has a younger brother,a child,and they all live together in their one-bedroom house at Sardhar.

“The mother and daughter,at one point of time,even decided to commit suicide. However,word about her pregnancy had spread to other family members,who stepped in to handle the situation.”

The police said girl was confined to her home ever since her father forced her into a sexual relationship.

According to the girl,he often forced himself on her when her mother would be asleep,barely a few feet away in their small house. All these years,her father had restricted her movements,so that she would not get a chance to speak to any outsider. Occasionally,she was allowed to go their farm house in the outskirts of the village,but only in the company of her brother.

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