June 4, 2012 12:02:47 am
Police have arrested a 42-year-old man on charges of raping his 16-year-old daughter on several occasions in the past three years. The accused an employee of a Vasai-based company was arrested by Dahisar police on Saturday night after the victim approached a helpline for children that works along with Mumbai police.
The accused has been residing with his three children a 12-year-old daughter and a 10-year-old son besides the victim in a Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) housing society in the Rawalpada area of Dahisar (West),police said. His wife had died in 2004. An officer from the Dahisar police said the accused had raped the girl on several occasions since 2009 and had threatened to kill her if she told anyone about the abuse. The girl said in her complaint that her father had also given her birth control pills since 2010 besides forcing her to have an abortion. The last time he raped her was in April this year,police said.
They said the girl had approached the helpline service of non-governmental organisation Childline on the advice of a friend in school. The activists of Childline brought the girl to the police station on Saturday and lodged a rape complaint.
Senior inspector Ansar Pirjade said the victims medical reports confirmed rape. The father also confessed that he had raped the girl on many occasions. He told us that he was regretting his action.
S Salwe of Childline said,The girl came to us on the advice of a friend. She narrated her story; she also said she had got pregnant and had been forced to terminate the pregnancy.
A case under Sections 376 (rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against the accused. He was on Saturday produced before the court,which remanded him in police custody till June 7. The victim and her siblings have been sent to the childrens home in Dongri, Pirjade said.
Meanwhile,the 40-year-old man arrested by the Malwani police on May 20 for molesting his daughter over the past four years,was remanded in judicial custody last week.
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