Man arrested for raping minor daughter in Odisha

BERHAMPUR: A 40-year man has been arrested from Hinjili area in Odisha’s Ganjam district on the charge of raping his minor daughter, police said on Saturday.

The man, a daily labourer, was arrested on Friday for raping his 14-year old daughter. The police arrested him following a complaint by his daughter.

The girl, a student of class VIII, informed the police that she was first raped by her father in July 2015 before he went to Bhubaneswar for work, police said.

Even though her mother was aware of the incident, she was forced to remain silent as the accused thrashed her wife for objecting to him for doing the heinous crime.

However, the girl mustered the courage to go to police and lodge complaint after her father again tried to rape her on his return, police said.

Police said that she had been sent for medical examination.

During the interrogation, the accused had admitted to having sexually exploited his daughter, they said.