Man arrested for raping minor daughter

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Thane (Maha), Sep 20(PTI): A 40-year-old man was arrested today, for allegedly raping his teenage daughter.

The accused and his wife separated seven years back.

Since then, the 14-year-old girl had been living with her father in the Kasarvadavli area of Thane city, said a police officer.

The official at Kasarvadavli police station said  that the girl has alleged that she was raped repeatedly by her father over the last four years.

Unable to bear the harassment any further, the girl approached her neighbours who helped her in filing a police complaint against her father on Wednesday evening.

The accused was subsequently arrested and booked under IPC section 376 (rape) and relevant provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

The official added that the girl was sent to a hospital for medical examination.

(Source: PTI)