In a horrific incident, a 12-year-old girl realised after seven years that her father had been raping her since she was five.The minor survivor realised the fact after she was counselled in her school about good touch and bad touch. The survivor revealed the incident to her teachers.
According to a Hindustan Times report, the girl's friend reported the crime to the school principal. The child also told them that the father had been raping her regularly. The principal counselled the girl, but did not report the case to the authorities. The FIR was filed by Pratibha Deepak Maheshwari, who runs an NGO. Reportedly, the FIR was registered at the Bajghera police station.
The accused works as an electrician at a mobile tower. The report said that the family was from Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh. The police station filed a zero FIR against the accused at Jaipur Police station, but later was transferred to the Gurgaon police station. Maheshwari had also taken the girl away with her to provide her protective custody. She also spoke with Haryana Child Welfare Committee and the Child Welfare line in Jaipur, and finally helped in registering the Zero FIR. She said, "I was shocked to know that a man had been raping his daughter since she was five-years-old. This is a heinous crime and can’t be brushed under the carpet. Action must be taken against the accused."
The survivor even confessed that the father used to beat her and even torture her when she resisted. He used to rape her whenever he found her alone. He also raped her older sister but she avoided him. The mother allegedly knew about it but never resisted, said Maheshwari.
A case has been filed under Section 4 of the POCSO Act, 376 and 506 of the IPC against the accused. "The information about the incident came to us through an email after which a case of rape was registered against the accused. The minor girl is being counselled by officials," said Inspector Shamsudin, SHO, Bajghera police station.
Incidents of child rape in the country have become so brutal and prevalent that whenever such a cases emerge, it is brushed off under the carpet. A father is not supposed to threaten their own child. The fact that children are not safe at home and are not spared by these sickening criminals is disturbing.
H/T: Hindustan Times
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