42-yr-old man rapes daughter for more than a year, held

42-yr-old man rapes daughter for more than a year, held

KRISHNAGIRI: A 42-year-old man was arrested by the all women police (AWP) in Hosur in Krishnagiri on Tuesday for raping his 15-year-old daughter. Police sources said he continuously raped and molested her for more than a year. “The victim is presently four-months pregnant,” sources said.

The accused Rajesh Sharma, of Poladpur in Bihar, married Saraswathi Devi 16 years ago. The couple has two daughters and four sons and they reside in Kamaraj Nagar in Sipcot near Hosur. The couple worked as contract workers in private companies in Hosur.

On June 20, both the daughters were missing from their home. Saraswathi Devi lodged a complaint with the Sipcot police on the same nightafter they could not find them. Based on the complaint, the police registered a case and searched for the girls.

Meanwhile, one of the girls returned home on Monday night. When police questioned her, she said they ran away to their friends house after her sister found out about the pregnancy. “Sharma continuously raped, and molested his elder daughter for more than a year. The girl who returned home on Monday informed us about the same. The accused also confessed during interrogation and based on his confession we handed him over him to the AWP on Tuesday,” the police said. They added that the AWP registered a case and arrested him on the same day.

He was lodged at Salem Central Prison.

The Hosur AWP said the victim was sent to a government home in Hosur and would go through a physical examination at the Hosur government hospital.



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