Man rapes,impregnates daughter; held

Police have arrested a man who raped his minor daughter for three years,impregnating her.

Written by Express News Service | Rajkot | Published:January 30, 2011 11:52 pm

Police have arrested a man who raped his minor daughter for three years,impregnating her. The 16-year-old victim gave birth to a baby girl who died Saturday.

“The baby girl died. She was was too weak to survive,” said a police officer. “Police have initiated the procedure to collect DNA samples of deceased infant,the victim and her accused father Keshu Timbalia. We have statements of the victim and other family members as evidence to book the accused.”

The police said that on January 25,the girl,from a village in the outskirts of Rajkot,was admitted to a hospital with labour pains. She was accompanied by her aunt. After delivery,doctors on duty informed the police as she was a minor. “In the beginning,the scared victim said she had been raped by some people. However,she could not come up with convincing names and details to support her claim,” said the police officer. “She broke down during interrogation and admitted that she had been raped by her father. And,it had all begun some three years back.”

Investigations revealed that her visually-impaired mother had come to know about it a couple of months ago. The girl has a brother and they all live together in a one-bed room house. “The mother and daughter,at one point in time,had decided to commit suicide. However,word about her pregnancy spread to other family members,who stepped in to handle the situation.”

The police said the girl was confined to her home ever since she was first raped so that she would not get a chance to speak to any outsider. He often forced himself on her when her mother was asleep,barely a few feet away in their small house.

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