VELLORE: A 44-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday from a village in Vellore district on charges of sexually assaulting his 13-year-old daughter repeatedly for the past 10 months and impregnating her.
The issue came to light when the Class VIII girl student studying in a government school complained of stomach pain. She was taken to the Government Vellore Medical College for treatment by her relative. The doctor, after diagnosing her, informed her relatives that the girl was expecting a baby. The girl gave birth to a baby boy on Tuesday.
The medical team alerted the child welfare committee, which in turn lodged a complaint with Vellore all women police.
Preliminary inquiries with the minor girl by a police team revealed startling information that her father had been sexually assaulting her for the past 10 months. The girl and her brother have been living with her grandparents after her parents were separated. The girl used to visit her father daily to offer him food cooked by her grandmother.
The girl revealed that her father sexually assaulted her whenever she visited him to offer food. She added that he threatened her with dire consequences if she told anyone about it.
Police arrested him and produced him before a judicial magistrate who remanded him in judicial custody.
Vellore all women police booked the man under various sections of the protection of children from sexual offences (Pocso) Act, 2012, and an IPC section, and arrested him.
(The victim’s identity has not been revealed to protect her privacy as per Supreme Court directives on cases related to sexual assault)