Father sentences man for raping daughter

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Mumbai, Dec 20 (UNI) A local court today awarded 10 years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 1000 to a man for raping his 13-year-old daughter.

The court also found the accused guilty under section 506 of IPC for threatening and awarded him an additional one year rigorous imprisonment. Judge Khilare, while pronouncing the judgement said both the sentence would run concurrently.

Additional Public Prosecutor Anjali Garde said the accused, Mohammed Rizwan Alam Sheikh lost his wife about four years back and from January 2005 to February 2006 he had raped his daughter on several occasions and threatened her to keep it a secret.

On January 31, 2006, she had developed a abdominal pain about which she told to one Rubina, a social worker from that area. The social worker took the victim in her confidence and asked about the actual reason for her illness. The victim narrated the whole story on which she took her to Shivaji Nagar police station and registered a case against her father.

UNI

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