In the absence of mother, father raped 13-year-old daughter

, 10:34 PM IST

Thane: The district court here on Tuesday sentenced a 36 years old man from Kausa area of Mumbra near here to five years’ rigorous imprisonment on the charge of raping his own daughter.

Additional sessions judge U M Nandeshwar passed the judgement today.

On February 16, 2013, the accused and his wife had a quarrel, and she left the house and went to live at an acquaintance’s place. The couple has two sons and two daughters.

On the same night, the accused raped his 13-year-old daughter.

When the wife returned next day, the girl narrated the incident to her. The wife then lodged police complaint.

The accused had abused the girl earlier too, she told police. The court upheld the prosecution’s case.