Father rapes daughter multiple times in India

Father rapes daughter multiple times in India

NEW DELHI - Indian police have arrested a 45-year-old man for allegedly raping his 16-year-old stepdaughter. The girl had reportedly sought help from her mother, but after receiving no help from her, she approached the police herself and filed a complaint.

The accused was produced in court on Friday and remanded in police custody for five days.

According to the police, the girl had dropped out of school due to financial problems after completing her education till Class 9. She resides in Byculla with her mother, who works as a domestic helper, and her two younger brothers. Her mother married the accused in 2009, after her passed away that same year.

The accused works as a labourer on a contract basis. He allegedly raped her multiple times over the course of a year, when her mother used to go to work. When the girl approached her mother, the latter confronted the accused but was threatened with ‘dire consequences.’