The father of a class 7 girl was arrested for raping and sodomising her repeatedly for the past 15 months in Dombivli, Mumbai, in absence of his wife.
According to the Hindustan Times, the accused works as an attendant in Central Railway.
He used to commit the crime when his wife was away, and threaten the 12-year-old to not tell anyone, said the Indian Police.
When he was out of town a week ago, the victim finally confided in her mother, who then lodged a police complaint.
A case was registered under section 376 and 377 of the Indian Penal Code and the POCSO Act 2012. He was produced in the court and was remanded in police custody till August 24.
According to annual statistics of rape in India, nearly 500 women were raped on a daily average and the country’s capital Delhi recorded 1,836 such cases.