62 – Years – Old Man Arrested For Raping 16 – Years – Old  Minor Girl

62 – Years – Old Man Arrested For Raping 16 – Years – Old  Minor Girl

Mumbai – Indradev Pandey

The Shivaji Nagar police in Govandi have arrested a 62- year-old man for allegedly raping his 16-year-old stepdaughter. The victim was drugged and raped, following which she became pregnant. The suspect had earlier served a 19-year jail term for murdering a relative, the police said on Saturday.

Accused married victim’s mother and convinced her to let daughter live with him

The man married the victim’s mother, but she left him to marry another man after noticing his ‘problematic’ behavior. Senior Police Inspector Arjun Rajane from Shivaji Nagar police station said that the woman visited him seven months ago in Govandi. He convinced her to let her daughter live with him and she agreed thinking he had changed his ways. Later, she felt something was wrong when she noticed her daughter behaving differently.

Mr Rajane said that for the duration the victim lived with her stepfather, March to June this year, she was allegedly administered a narcotic substance before being raped.

Victim’s mother alerted police after knowing truth

After finding out the truth, her mother alerted the Mumbra police on Wednesday. Later, the case was transferred to Shivaji Nagar police. She also found out that her daughter was pregnant but it was late to have a safe abortion.

Mr Arjun Rajane Senior police inspector said a DNA test would be conducted to ascertain if the suspect is the father. “As of now, he is in police custody as per the court’s order, and we are conducting a medical examination of the victim. Other tests, evidence collection and forensics examination will be conducted prior to the submission of the charge sheet,” he said.

Case is registered under POSCO Act

A case has been registered against the man under various sections of the Indian Penal Code for rape and criminal intimidation, and under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO).

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