Thane Police in Maharashtra arrested a man for allegedly raping his six-year-old visually impaired stepdaughter on Saturday.
Thane Police in Maharashtra arrested a man for allegedly raping his six-year-old visually impaired stepdaughter on Saturday, a police official said.
The minor girl’s mother had married the 44-year-old accused, a resident of Mumbra township, after her husband died about a year back, senior police inspector Madhukar Kad said.
During the last one year, the father allegedly raped his stepdaughter on various occasions when the mother went out for work, the official added.
According to police, the accused caused severe injuries to the girl’s private parts and when she resisted, he threatened her with dire consequences, the official said, as reported by news agency PTI.
The incident came to light after a local NGO came to know about the offence and approached the minor girl’s mother, who was aware of the crime and had confronted the accused, however, did not report it to the police.
It was the mother who registered a police complaint against her husband on Friday night after various NGOs convinced her to do so.
The accused was arrested on Saturday and has been booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
(With PTI inputs)