Man held for raping 15-year-old daughter in Gujarat

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Surat: A man was arrested in Gujarat’s Surat after his 15-year-old daughter complained that he had raped her four years ago, police said on Sunday.

The matter came to light after the victim disclosed about the incident to his uncle (mother’s brother), following which a case was registered on Saturday and the accused, an autorickshaw driver, was arrested the same day, said Amroli sub-inspector CR Desai.

“According to the 15 years old victim, her father had raped her four years ago when her mother was away, and had threatened her to not reveal it to anyone,” Desai said.

After the victim’s mother died on November 7 in a road accident, she had gone to her uncle’s place, but later refused to go back. On being asked the reason, she told her uncle that the accused had raped her four years ago he said.

The 41-year-old accused has been charged under sections 354 (assault or use of criminal force on woman), 376 (sexual assault) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC as well as relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, the police said.

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