Man gets 10 yrs jail for rape of his teenage daughter

Thane, Feb 19 (Agency) A 41-year-old carpenter from Thane city’s Ghodbunder Road who was found guilty of repeated rape on his teenage daughter has been on Thursday convicted and sentenced to ten years rigorous imprisonment by the Thane district court here. In her order the Special Judge (Pocso) Mrs. Kavita D Shirbhate, who found the accused guilty of the charges of Rape under IPC and also POCSO fined him a collective sum of Rs. 10,000.

The Additional Public Prosecutor Sandhya Jadhav, who appeared for the prosecution told this correspondent that the judge accepted the prosecution story and held that the prosecution has proved all the charges against the accused beyond reasonable doubts for which he needs to be convicted and sentenced. The prosecution told the court that the victim then aged 14 was living with the accused as her mother and father got separated. It was since her age of 10 the accused used to rape her intermittently in the night.