Indian father gets 20 years jail for raping minor daughters

Published: May 26, 2018
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PHOTO: EXPRESS/ File

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A 45-year-old man was jailed for 20 years for raping his two minor girls, eight months after the girls complained of the sexual assault to a doctor who called the Child Helpline, reported the Hindustan Times.

The man’s elder 16-year-old daughter told Chandigarh Police that her father had been sexually assaulting her for a long time, forcing her to live with her uncle on the first floor of the same house. But, her seven-year-old sister and four-year-old brother continued to live with their father on the ground floor. Their mother had passed away.

Her younger seven-year-old sister then told her that she was being sexually abused by their father. The elder sister approached a local doctor, who called the Child Helpline.

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The victims then narrated the entire story to the helpline counselors. Police were informed and based on the girl’s statement and a medical examination confirming rape, the father was arrested.

Chandigarh Police registered a case under Sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 354A (sexual harassment), 376 (2) (f) (commits rape on a woman when she is under 12 years of age) of the Indian Penal Code, and Section 10 (aggravated sexual assault) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act.

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On Friday, the accused was held guilty under Section 6 (aggravated penetrative sexual assault) of the POCSO Act, and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

The local court of additional district and sessions judge Poonam Joshi also ordered a fine of 2.05 lakh INR to be paid of which 1 lakh INR will go to each sister.

This story first appeared on the Hindustan Times

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  • Blue whale
    May 26, 2018 - 1:58PM

    BTW India is indeed shining . this IS a big deal thats why its in court . People are indeed angry and upset at this . its totally OUT of the ordinary. else it would not have made news headlines . Recommend

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