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47-yr-old gets life term for raping minor daughter

25, Feb 2016
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Feb 25 2016 : The Times of India (Mumbai)
Rebecca Samervel

`Accused Sexually Assaulted Girl When He Was In Inebriated State’
A special Protec tion of Children from Sexual Offences Act on Wednesday convicted a 47-year-old man to life imprisonment for raping his minor daughter in 2013 The child, who was 11 years old at the time of the incident testified before the court aga inst her father, saying that he had sexually assaulted her in an inebriated state.
The victim was the middle child among three siblings The girl said that on the day of the incident, on March 8, 2013, she was alone at home with her father.While her mother and older brother had gone out to work, her younger sister was playing outside the house. She said that her fat her had forbade her from go ing out to play when she so ught permission.
The girl said that she then started watching a television serial until the cable went out. “I went to sleep. Pappa went out and returned in a drunken state. He also slept by my side,“ she told the co urt. The child further said that when she woke up she fo und that her clothes were ta ken off and her father was sexually assaulting her When she began to scream her father shut her mouth with his hand. The girl revealed that she finally managed to push him and he fell down.The neighbours were alerted after she began to scream for help. The child then ran to the door and opened it for a neighbour who had rushed to the house. Her father then ran away.


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