Man gets life imprisonment for raping and impregnating his own daughter

Man gets life imprisonment for raping and impregnating his own daughter

The sentence for the 40-year-old comes months after he was arrested for raping and impregnating his own daughter. Read on to know more

A Delhi court sentenced a man to life imprisonment after he was found guilty of raping and impregnating his own daughter. The court observed that crime committed against the then 13-year-old (now 14) deserved no leniency and created “two victims.”

The sentence comes at the wake of his arrest; months after the minor girl delivered the baby in her Madhapur school toilet in November last year. Both of them have been sent to a state home at Yousufguda.

The court in its sentence also added that Rs 13 lakh compensation be given to the victim. Out of this, Rs 12 lakh would be kept in a fixed deposit and later given to the infant after she turns to a major.

The additional sessions judge, Rakesh Pandit, in his sentence added, “The accused is the father of the victim... and has taken advantage of the tender age of the child who could not protect herself... and the heinous crime made her pregnant, resulting in the birth of a child. Now there are two victims,” reports the Hindustan Times.

The 40-year-old accused has also been given two life sentences of five and seven years for outraging a woman’s modesty and for criminal intimidation. Both these sentences will run simultaneously.

This news comes in the wake of the growing numbers of victims of child sexual abuse. The National Crime Records Bureau released the figures for 2014 that state that of 37,413 rape cases registered in 2014 in India, 674 involve family members.

Delhi topped the list with 140 cases where most of the offenders were grandfathers, fathers, sons and even brothers.

Watch: Chilling video about child sexual abuse.

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Deepshikha Punj

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