April 24, 2009 5:06:28 pm
The 40-year-old taxi driver,arrested for allegedly raping his teenaged daughter last week,committed the crime just to stop her from going with a boy in their neighbourhood,police said in Mumbai on Friday.
Nandlal Kori,held last Saturday for allegedly raping his 16-year-old daughter on two occasions in their house in Dharavi,Central Mumbai,is in judicial custody till May 5.
“During investigation,it was revealed that he was angry with his daughter because she was seeing a neighbour. He was afraid that she would go away with him following which Kori first raped her on February last year and then April 11 this year,” said an investigating officer.
According to police,on April 13,the victim went out and did not return home after which her father lodged a missing persons complaint.
“We traced the victim with injuries on her body. She told us her father had assaulted her. We admitted her to Sion Hospital where it was learnt she was also raped,” the officer said.
“We initially thought some boy was involved in the crime. But she revealed that her father had raped her as he didn’t want her to see the neighbourhood boy,” he said.
The case comes a month after a 21-year-old woman from Mira Road alleged her father Kishore Chauhan had been raping her since nine years on a tantrik’s advice.
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